Kraken’s Jordan Eberle fights Avalanche’s Logan O’Connor


It seems Jordan Eberle was still paying some retribution for a hit in the playoffs last season when the Kraken faced the Avalanche on Tuesday night. 

The former Islanders forward dropped the gloves with Colorado’s Logan O’Connor a little over a minute into the contest as the two traded heavy punches.

The bout was over as quickly as it had started as the linesman jumped into the fray after O’Connor tugged Eberle’s jersey over his head. 

The fight appeared to be connected to a hit that Eberle had laid on Avalanche forward Andrew Cogliano last year during last year’s first-round playoff series.

Eberle caught Cogliano in a vulnerable position with a hit and drove him head-first into the boards during Game 6. 

Cogliano suffered a fractured neck from the hit and missed the final game of the series when the Kraken upended the 2022 Stanley Cup champions.

Eberle didn’t face any supplemental punishment from the play. 

Tuesday’s fight was just the third of Eberle’s career, according to Hockey

Before the scrap with O’Connor 1:20 into the game, Eberle’s last fight came back on March 3, 2019, when he was still with the Isles and he squared off with the Flyers’ Travis Konecny. 

Jordan Eberle #7 of the Seattle Kraken and Logan O'Connor #25 of the Colorado Avalanche fight during the first period at Climate Pledge Arena on October 17, 2023 in Seattle, Washington.
The Kraken’s Jordan Eberle fights the Avalanche’s Logan O’Connor during the first period.
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Seattle Kraken right wing Jordan Eberle (7) and Colorado Avalanche right wing Logan O'Connor (25) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023, in Seattle.
Jordan Eberle (left) and Logan O’Connor fight during the first period of the Kraken-Avalanche game.

O’Connor has six NHL fights to his name. 

To top things off, O’Connor scored his first goal of the year in the game as well.

The Avalanche right winger scored a shorthanded breakaway goal to give Colorado a 2-1 lead in the second period. 

Eberle has one point this season, which came on an assist in the season opener against the Golden Knights.


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