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

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.

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