NHL notebook: Islanders lock up Eberle with 5-year deal


Forward Jordan Eberle agreed to a five-year contract that will keep him with the New York Islanders, the team announced on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: 3, 2019; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) battles for the puck with New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) in game four of the second round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New York Islanders 5-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Financial terms were not disclosed, but The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun reported that it is worth $27.5 million.

Eberle, 29, has 44 goals and 52 assists in 159 games over the past two seasons with the Islanders. He also had four goals and five assists in eight playoff games this season.

Eberle, who spent his first seven seasons with Edmonton, has appeared in 666 NHL games and has tallied 209 goals and 269 assists in his career. The Oilers drafted him with the 22nd overall pick in 2008.

—The Washington Capitals traded Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Radko Gudas in a swap of defensemen.

Niskanen, 32, had spent the past five seasons with Washington, including the Capitals’ title run in 2018. He finished last season with eight goals and 17 assists and a -3 plus/minus rating in 80 games.

Gudas, 29, joins the Capitals after four seasons in Philly. He scored four goals and had 16 assists last season, his seventh in the league.

—The Arizona Coyotes re-signed defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin to a one-year contract.

The 25-year-old Moscow native completed his rookie NHL season by playing in 41 games, recording four assists without a goal and a -9 plus/minus rating for the Coyotes.

Known for his physical presence, the 6-foot-2, 201-pound Lyubushkin recorded 150 hits last season, ranking fourth on the Coyotes and third among NHL rookies. Lyubushkin had joined the Coyotes on a one-year deal as an undrafted free agent in 2018 after 257 games in the KHL.

—Field Level Media

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