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Dallas Eakins

Dallas Eakins  #28

Defenseman
NUMBER: 28 BIRTHDATE: February 27, 1967
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Dade City, FL, United States
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: WSH / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 10th   (208th overall)
IHL Second All-Star Team (2000) Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, October 17, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 8, 1993. Traded to St. Louis by Florida for St. Louis' 4th round choice (Ivan Novoseltsev) in 1997 Entry Draft, September 28, 1995. Claimed on waivers by Winnipeg from St. Louis, March 20, 1996. Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Traded to NY Rangers by Phoenix with Mike Eastwood for Jayson More, February 6, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 30, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 28, 1998. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 12, 1999. Traded to Chicago by NY Islanders for future considerations, March 3, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 27, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 23, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, August 6, 2003. Officially announced retirement, May 26, 2004.
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Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.

— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals