|Assets:||Sees the ice well. Makes sharp passes out of the defensive zone. Is poised and a good skater. Blocks shots and uses his smarts to fend off forwards.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't use his 6-1, 215-pound frame nearly enough and lacks physical presence. Is not considered much of an offensive threat, either.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran defensive defenseman.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2008-09 (Pittsburgh)|
|CCHA||Rookie of the Year||1997-98|
|2/25/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a one-year contract.|
|2/20/2013||Released by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|1/23/2013||Signed by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|3/13/2012||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|3/11/2012||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/22/2011||Missed 13 games (sprained left mcl).|
|11/22/2011||Sprained left MCL, injured reserve.|
|4/10/2011||Missed the last 45 regular season games (hip injury).|
|1/06/2011||Hip injury, injured reserve.|
|12/22/2010||Missed 3 games (groin).|
|7/02/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Islanders to a two-year contract.|
|12/29/2009||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|12/21/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2008||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a two-year contract.|
|6/04/2008||Missed the last 50 games of the regular season and entire playoffs (torn MCL).|
|12/26/2007||Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/25/2007||Missed 12 games (knee injury).|
|3/02/2007||Knee injury, late March.|
|1/26/2007||Missed 35 games (left wrist injury).|
|11/06/2006||Left wrist injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/03/2006||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a two-year contract.|
|3/28/2006||Missed 12 games (left knee injury).|
|3/02/2006||Left knee injury, late March.|
|12/27/2005||Missed 1 game (back injury).|
|12/23/2005||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|8/04/2005||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Nashville Predators.|
|2/16/2005||NHL lockout: Signed by the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|7/15/2004||Re-signed by the Nashville Predators.|
|3/20/2004||Missed 4 games (back spasms).|
|3/13/2004||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|10/23/2003||Missed 2 games (groin strain).|
|10/18/2003||Groin strain, day-to-day.|
|6/25/2003||Re-signed by the Nashville Predators.|
|12/14/2002||Missed 5 games (knee injury).|
|12/04/2002||Knee injury, mid-December.|
|11/01/2002||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|10/29/2002||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|10/21/2002||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|9/30/2002||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|12/29/2001||Missed 2 games (shoulder injury).|
|12/23/2001||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|11/02/2001||Missed 3 games (strained back).|
|10/27/2001||Strained back, day-to-day.|
|6/11/2001||Re-signed by the Nashville Predators.|
|1/05/2001||Recalled from Milwaukee (IHL).|
|9/30/2000||Assigned to Milwaukee (IHL).|
|9/29/2000||Acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|2/25/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|7/02/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Islanders.|
|7/03/2006||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|9/29/2000||Philadelphia Flyers traded Mark Eaton to the Nashville Predators for a 3rd round selection in 2001.|
|7/28/1998||Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers.|
Mark Eaton replaces Engelland in Game 3 | 05/20/2013 11:43 AM
NewsMark Eaton was back in Game 3 against Ottawa after sitting out Pittsburgh's past four playoff contests.
ImpactHe took Deryk Engelland's spot in the lineup and was paired with Doug Murray.
Mark Eaton earns his place with Penguins | 04/11/2013 11:31 AM
NewsMark Eaton's presence in the lineup has helped stabilize Pittsburgh's defense.
ImpactThe Penguins are 15-1 with Eaton in the lineup and they have allowed just 1.81 goals per game when he's dressed. Without him, the team surrenders 2.83 goals per game. "The state our defense was in, we were looking for a veteran guy to come in and settle things down," said assistant coach Todd Reirden. "We didn't anticipate him being this effective on the ice. He's been everything we hoped for and more." Eaton has also helped improve the team's penalty kill when he's suited up. He appears to have earned his spot on the roster.
Penguins sign Mark Eaton | 02/25/2013 2:56 PM
NewsMark Eaton has agreed to a one-year/$725,000 deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
ImpactEaton will provide the Pittsburgh Penguins with extra depth and another veteran presence. However, we expected him to get next to no points in 2013.
Mark Eaton skates with Penguins Wednesday | 02/21/2013 12:33 PM
NewsMark Eaton skated with the Penguins on Wednesday morning.
ImpactHe has been invited to practice for the next few days in a tryout format after playing six games with the team's AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. "Hopefully I can end up here," Eaton said. "That's the long-term goal."
Mark Eaton inks PTO with AHL Penguins | 01/23/2013 2:40 PM
NewsMark Eaton has inked a professional tryout with Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
ImpactEaton played four seasons with the Penguins prior to suiting up for the New York Islanders the last couple of years.
|Goals||4||2 times-last: 2008-09 (Pit)|
|Penalty Minutes||44||2005-06 (Nas)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last: 2008-09 (Pit)|
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