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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.
Quote of the Day

I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie