Oilers sign first-round pick Eberle
The Edmonton Oilers announced Monday that they have signed forward Jordan Eberle to a three-year NHL entry level contract.
Eberle is expected to report to the Oilers' American Hockey league affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.
Eberle, the Oilers' first pick (22nd overall) in last year's NHL draft, recently completed his third season with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League, leading the team in scoring with 74 points in 61 games.
The Regina native, who turns 19 in May, also played for Canada at the 2009 world junior hockey championship, and scored the tying goal in Canada's 6-5 overtime win against Russia in the semifinals.
Eberle finished third in team scoring with 13 points in six games, as Canada went on to beat Sweden in the final to win its fifth consecutive gold medal.