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Born July 1, 1967 (1967-07-01) (age 42),
Ottawa, Ontario
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Center
Shot Right
Pro clubs Toronto Maple Leafs (19911995)
Winnipeg Jets (19951996)
Phoenix Coyotes (1996–1997)
New York Rangers (19971998)
St. Louis Blues (19982002)
Chicago Blackhawks (2002–2003)
Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–2004)
NHL Draft 1987 NHL Entry Draft (91st Overall)
Toronto Maple Leafs
Career 1991 – 2004

Michael Eastwood (born July 1, 1967 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey centre who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins

Playing career

Eastwood was drafted in the 5th Round, 91st overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He then played four seasons with Western Michigan University of the CCHA. He played 164 games for Western Michigan, scoring 69 goals and adding 80 assists for 149 points. His best season was his last one when he had 29 goals and 32 assists in 42 games. In 1991, Eastwood made the jump to pro hockey. He did not become an NHL regular though until 2 years later.

In 1995, Eastwood was traded to the Winnipeg Jets for Tie Domi. This started a trend for Eastwood as he would then go on to play for many different teams. In his career he has played 783 NHL games, scoring 87 goals and adding 149 assists for 236 points. His best season came in 1999–2000, when he scored 19 goals and 15 assists for 34 points.

Post-playing career

After his retirement in 2004, Eastwood was sought out by sports radio producers in the Ottawa area for his perspective on the NHL. He currently co-hosts the Ottawa Senators post-game show with Scott MacArthur, and has appeared in radio commercials for restaurants in the Ottawa area.

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