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Born January 22, 1984 (1984-01-22) (age 25),
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
230 lb (104 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 2002
Phoenix Coyotes
Career 2003 – present

Benjamin Eager (born January 22, 1984 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who currently plays for the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL.

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Playing career

Eager was drafted in the 1st round, 22nd overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He was later traded by the Coyotes along with Sean Burke and Branko Radivojević to the Philadelphia Flyers for centre Mike Comrie.

The 2006–07 NHL season would see Eager lead the league in penalty minutes, even though he only played 63 games. That same season, he also won the Pelle Lindbergh Memorial as the Flyer who has most improved from the previous season, as voted by his teammates.

Eager was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks on December 18, 2007 for Jim Vandermeer.

Eager scored his first Stanley Cup playoff goal in game two of Chicago v Vancouver on May 2, 2009 in Vancouver. This led to the Blackhawk's first victory against the Canucks and evened the series 1-1.

Awards

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Oshawa Generals OHL 61 4 6 10 120
2001–02 Oshawa Generals OHL 63 14 23 37 255 5 0 1 1 13
2002–03 Oshawa Generals OHL 58 16 24 40 216 8 0 4 4 8
2003–04 Oshawa Generals OHL 61 25 27 52 204 7 2 3 5 31
2003–04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 8
2004–05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 66 7 10 17 232 16 1 1 2 71
2005–06 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 49 6 12 18 256
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 25 3 5 8 18 2 0 0 0 26
2006–07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 3 0 0 0 21
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 63 6 5 11 233
2007–08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 23 0 0 0 62
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 9 0 2 2 27
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 75 11 4 15 161 17 1 1 2 61
NHL totals 195 20 16 36 501 19 1 1 2 87

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Simple English

Born January 22, 1984 (1984-01-22) (age 27),
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
230 lb (104 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Atlanta Thrashers
Philadelphia Flyers
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 2002
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2003 – present

Benjamin Eager (born January 22, 1984 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a professional Canadian ice hockey player that currently playing for the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League (NHL) as a Left winger.

On June 9th, 2010, Eager won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks.

On June 23rd, 2010, Eager was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers along with Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel, and Akim Aliu, for the 24th overall pick, the 54th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Marty Reasoner, Joey Crabb and Jeremy Morin.


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