Ben Eager
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 01/22/1984
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 picks in 2010 NHL Draft, June 24, 2010. Traded to San Jose by Atlanta for San Jose's 5th round pick (Austen Brassard) in 2011 NHL 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. Signed as a free agent by CSKA Moscow (KHL), July 11, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Chicago (AHL), December 18, 2014. Missed majoriry of 2014-15 due to recurring head injury and as a healthy reserve.
2010-11: Appeared in 34 games for each Atlanta and San Jose, posting seven points for each team…Scored a goal vs. Dallas on March 31…Scored his first goal as a Shark on Feb. 2 at Anaheim…Picked up his first point as a Shark (assist) on Feb. 1 vs. Phoenix…Made Sharks debut on Jan. 20 at Vancouver…Acquired from Atlanta in exchange for a 5th round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft…Atlanta: Earned his second multiple-point game (1-1=2) of the season on Nov. 19 vs. Washington…Contributed with a multiple-point game (1-1=2) at Tampa Bay on Oct. 9…Led Atlanta with 77 penalty minutes at the time of his trade.