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Ben Eager

Ben Eager  #55

Left Wing
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: January 22, 1984
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 226 DRAFTED: PHX / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (23rd overall)

CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2013-14 season.

2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS:

- Missed six games after suffering a concussion in the season opener against Vancouver on Jan. 20th

- Assigned to the Oklahoma City Barons, posting two assists in nine games

Traded to Philadelphia by Phoenix with Sean Burke and Branko Radivojevic for Mike Comrie, February 9, 2004. Traded to Chicago by Philadelphia for Jim Vandermeer, December 18, 2007. Traded to Atlanta by Chicago with Brent Sopel, Dustin Byfuglien and Akim Aliu for Marty Reasoner, Joey Crabb, Jeremy Morin and New Jersey's 1st (previously acquired, Chicago selected Kevin Hayes) and 2nd (previously acquired, Chicago selected Justin Holl) round choices in 2010 Entry Draft, June 24, 2010. Traded to San Jose by Atlanta for San Jose's 5th round choice (Austen Brassard) in 2011 Entry Draft, January 18, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 1, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to head injury at Vancouver, January 20, 2013. Signed as a free agent by CSKA Moscow (KHL), July 11, 2014.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres