This is Jordan Eberle. He wins the “best photo by a drafted Oiler” contest hands down. Lordy he looks happy.
Anyway, Eberle impressed in camp with his puck skills and isn’t exactly sulking in junior.
In his first game back for 08-09, he waited until the 3rd period but went 1-1-2 in the Pats’ 4-3 loss to the PA Raiders. He had an assist on a goal at 18:49 of the third and then scored at 19:30.
Eberle scored 28 WHL goals as a 16-year old, and then blossomed to 42 in his draft year. If he plays enough this season (the year is underway and he’s a candidate for the WJ team) Eberle should be able to pop 50 in junior this year.
Scoring 50 goals at age 18 in the WHL isn’t an easy task. Last year no one scored 50 (Eberle was 4th in the league with his 42), and the last 18 year old to do it was Eric Fehr in 2003-04.