Edmonton Oilers
Ben Eager
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POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 226
BIRTHDATE: 22/01/1984
BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: PHX: 2002-23 overall
Traded to Philadelphia by Phoenix with Sean Burke and Branko Radivojevic for Mike Comrie, February 9, 2004. Traded to Chicago by Philadelphia for Jim Vandermeer, December 18, 2007. Traded to Atlanta by Chicago with Brent Sopel, Dustin Byfuglien and Akim Aliu for Marty Reasoner, Joey Crabb, Jeremy Morin and New Jersey's 1st (previously acquired, Chicago selected Kevin Hayes) and 2nd (previously acquired, Chicago selected Justin Holl) round choices in 2010 Entry Draft, June 24, 2010. Traded to San Jose by Atlanta for San Jose's 5th round choice (Austen Brassard) in 2011 Entry Draft, January 18, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 1, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to head injury at Vancouver, January 20, 2013.
2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Recorded 1st point of the season (assist) Feb. 21 vs. MIN
  • Scored 1st goal of the season Feb. 28 @ DAL
  • Assigned to Oklahoma City Barons Mar. 15, accumulating two assists in nine games
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Led Chicago with 120 penalty minutes (2009-10)
  • Posted a three-game point streak (1G, 2A) from Dec. 29- Jan.2, including his 1st game-winning goal of the season on Dec.31 vs. NJD (2009-10)
  • Collected a career-high three points (1G, 2A) on Mar. 31 @ MIN (2009-10)
  • Appeared in 18 post-season games for Chicago en route to the Stanley Cup Championship, tallying three points (1G, 2A) (2009-10)
  • Scored his first playoff goal, the game-winner, in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Finals on May. 31 vs. PHI (2009-10)
  • Tallied 15 points (11G, 4A) in 75 games with the Blackhawks, setting career-highs in goals, points and games played (2008-09)
  • Led the Chicago and ranked 13th in the NHL with 161 penalty minutes (2008-09)
  • Added two points (1G, 1A) in 17 Stanley Cup Playoff games (2008-09)
  • Scored his first career post-season goal, the game-winning tally, in Game Two of the Western Conference Semis on May. 2 vs. VAN (2008-09)
  • Appeared in 23 games with the Flyers, including the 100th of his career on Nov. 10 vs. PIT (2007-08)
  • Traded to Chicago on Dec. 18 (2007-08)
  • Led the NHL with 233 penalty minutes (2006-07)
  • Won the Pelle Lindbergh Tropy as the Flyers’ Most Improved Player (2006-07)
  • Earned 17 points (7G, 10A) and 232 penalty minutes in 66 AHL games with the Phantoms during his first full professional season (2004-05)
  • Collected two points (1G, 1A) in 16 post-season games, while capturing the 2005 Calder Cup Championship (2004-05)