Jordan Eberle is returning to the Islanders.
The team announced on Friday the impending unrestricted free agent agreed to a five-year deal. Eberle’s new contract is worth a reported $27.5 million with an annual average value of $5.5 million.
Eberle, 29, is coming off a six-year, $36-million deal he signed with the Oilers, who selected him 22nd overall in 2008. Eberle had 19 goals and 18 assists in 78 games in his second season with the Islanders after being acquired for Ryan Strome on June 22, 2017. But he had four goals and five assists in the Islanders’ eight playoff games with a goal in each game of their first-round sweep of the Penguins.