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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.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers