Jordan Eberle capped off a terrific junior career by winning the WHL’s most valuable player award last night. Eberle: “You look at some of the names on that trophy and your eyes just light up. My favourite is Joe Sakic. It’s something you dream of as a kid, and to have this day come is pretty special.”
The Oilers are currently following the San Jose (Logan Couture) model with regard to highly touted western leaguers, so Eberle is likely to spend all or part of 2010-11 in Oklahoma City, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain (and they’ll never get to meet Prendergast. Damn shame).
Desjardins’ equivalencies suggests Eberle would do fine offensively in the NHL next season.