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Ben Eager
Ben Eager
Left Wing
Number: 55
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 226
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 22, 1984  (Age 30)
Birthplace: Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Acquired: From PHI for Jim Vandermeer on 12/18/07
Drafted: PHX / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (23rd overall)
CAREER:

2008-09: Posted career highs in goals (11), points (15) and games played (74) during the regular-season … Led the team and ranked 13th in the NHL with 161 penalty minutes … Was one of just four players in the NHL to register at least 10 goals and 10 fighting majors … Registered two points (G, A) in 17 postseason outings … Paced the NHL at the conclusion of the conference finals with 61 penalty minutes … Tallied his first career Stanley Cup Playoff point, an assist, in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals against Vancouver on April 30 ... Netted his first career NHL postseason goal, which held up to be the game winner, on May 2 against Vancouver (Game 2) ... Accrued a team postseason-high 20 penalty minutes on May 24 against Detroit in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final … Tied a career-high with two goals twice (Dec. 7 and Feb. 7) … Ranked sixth on the club with 95 hits despite skating in an average time on ice of 8:31 per contest.

2007-08: Tallied two assists and 27 penalty minutes in nine games with the Blackhawks after being acquired in a trade from the Philadelphia Flyers for Jim Vandermeer Dec. 18 … Held scoreless and racked up 67 penalty minutes in 23 contests with the Flyers … Posted an assist in his first tilt with the Blackhawks Dec. 19 … Missed the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair a shoulder injury March 24 … Skated in his 100th-career NHL game in the Flyers’ Nov. 10 match up against Pittsburgh.

2006-07: Led the NHL with 233 penalty minutes and notched 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 63 contests with the Flyers … Appeared in three games with the AHL’s Philadelphia Phantoms (21 penalty minutes) … Won the Pelle Lindbergh Trophy as the Flyers’ most improved player.

2005-06: Made his NHL debut, notching eight points (three goals, five assists) and 18 penalty minutes in 25 matchups with the Flyers … Appeared in two Stanley Cup Playoff games, accruing 26 penalty minutes … Racked up a career-high 256 penalty minutes and 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in 49 games with the Phantoms.

2004-05: Captured the AHL’s Calder Cup with the Phantoms during his first full professional season … Tallied 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) and 232 penalty minutes in 66 regular-season games … Racked up 71 penalty minutes and two points (one goal, one assist) in 16 Calder Cup Playoff matchups.

2003-04: Made his pro debut with the Phantoms in five regular-season games and three playoff tilts (one assist, eight penalty minutes) … Wrapped up his junior career with the OHL’s Oshawa Generals notching career highs in goals (24), assists (27), points (52) and penalty minutes (204) in 61 contests … Added five points (two goals, three assists) and 31 penalty minutes in seven playoff outings.

2002-03: Notched 40 points (16 goals, 24 assists) and 216 penalty minutes in 58 regular-season games with Oshawa.

2001-02: Racked up a junior career-high 255 penalty minutes and posted 37 points (14 goals, 23 assists) in 63 tilts with the Generals.

2000-01:
Made his junior debut, accruing 10 points (four goals, six assists) and 120 penalty minutes in 61 outings