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Oilers agree to terms with Ben Eager

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / Edmonton Oilers
San Jose Sharks' Ben Eager, left, has a shot stopped by Vancouver Canucks' Roberto Luongo during the second period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference finals, Wednesday, May 18, 2011, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with left-winger Ben Eager on a three-year contract.

Eager, 27, split last season with the Atlanta Thrashers and San Jose Sharks appearing in 68 games collecting 17 points (7G, 10A) and 120 penalty minutes.

The 6’2”, 235-pound Ottawa, ON native has 69 points (34G, 35A) and 741 penalty minutes in 323 career NHL games with the Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, Thrashers and Sharks.

Eager, who was a member of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks, played junior with the Ontario Hockey League’s Oshawa Generals and in 253 games he has 59 goals and 80 assists and 795 penalty minutes.

Edmonton Oilers hockey is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Molson Canadian, ATB Financial, Cenovus Energy and Ford.

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