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Eager receives three-year deal from Oilers

Friday, 07.01.2011 / 1:09 PM / NHL Free Agency 2011

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Eager receives three-year deal from Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers have added a veteran forward and a physical presence to go with their collection of precocious talents up front.

Ben Eager, who won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010 and split last season between the Thrashers and Sharks, has agreed to a three-year contract worth $3.3 million.

Eager had 7 goals and 17 points last season. He was traded to San Jose from Atlanta in January and appeared in 10 postseason games for the Sharks.

He was part of the trade from Chicago to Atlanta that brought Dustin Byfuglien to the Thrashers. The deal will pay Eager $1 million in 2011-12, $1.1 million in 2012-13 and $1.2 million in 2013-14.

Eager is a former first-round draft pick of Phoenix in 2003 and broke into the NHL with Philadelphia during the 2005-06 season. He has compiled 34 goals, 69 points and 741 penalty minutes in 323 NHL games.
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