|Assets:||Has the size, strength and skating ability to play an up-and-down game from the wing. Thrives in getting under opponents' skin, and he also loves the rough going. Will drop the gloves.|
|Flaws:||Will sometimes make bad decisions on the ice due to a significant lack of discipline. Doesn't have the hands to evolve into a power forward, nor the ability to a regular shift consistently.|
|Career Potential:||Physical role player with agitating qualities.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2009-10 (Chicago)|
|11/08/2013||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|10/22/2013||Recalled from Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|10/05/2013||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|10/02/2013||Placed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|3/14/2013||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|3/13/2013||Placed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|2/09/2013||Missed 9 games (concussion).|
|1/24/2013||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|3/20/2012||Missed 3 games (back spasms).|
|3/14/2012||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|3/12/2012||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|1/31/2012||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|1/24/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/07/2011||Missed 6 games (back injury).|
|11/25/2011||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|10/17/2011||Missed 3 games (concussion).|
|10/05/2011||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|7/01/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a three-year contract.|
|3/03/2011||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|1/20/2011||Missed 4 games (suspension).|
|1/18/2011||Acquired from the Atlanta Thrashers.|
|1/08/2011||Suspended by the NHL for four games.|
|1/07/2011||Missed 4 games (lower body injury).|
|12/28/2010||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|7/28/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Atlanta Thrashers to a one-year contract.|
|7/05/2010||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|6/24/2010||Acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|3/02/2010||Missed 4 games (lower body injury).|
|2/09/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/26/2009||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|12/18/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/09/2009||Missed 13 games (upper body injury).|
|10/07/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/06/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks to a one-year contract.|
|3/29/2009||Missed 3 games (suspension).|
|3/21/2009||Suspended by the NHL for three games.|
|10/08/2008||Suspended by the NHL for 3 games.|
|4/06/2008||Missed the last 14 games of the regular season (separated shoulder).|
|3/09/2008||Separated shoulder, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/02/2008||Missed 13 games (concussion).|
|2/02/2008||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/24/2008||Missed 14 games (mild concussion).|
|12/26/2007||Mild concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/18/2007||Acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|10/24/2007||Missed 3 games (dizzyness).|
|5/14/2007||Re-signed by the Philadelphia Flyers to a two-year contract.|
|3/15/2007||Missed 11 games (ankle injury).|
|2/20/2007||Ankle injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/18/2006||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|9/25/2006||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|4/18/2006||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|2/06/2006||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|2/04/2006||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|2/03/2006||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|1/27/2006||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|1/14/2006||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/21/2005||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/20/2005||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/19/2005||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/18/2005||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/17/2005||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/16/2005||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/15/2005||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/14/2005||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/12/2005||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/11/2005||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/10/2005||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/07/2005||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/06/2005||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/04/2005||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/03/2005||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/01/2005||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|11/30/2005||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|4/07/2004||Signed by the Philaldephia Flyers to a three-year contract.|
|4/03/2004||Signed by the Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL).|
|2/09/2004||Acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|9/14/2003||Returned to his junior team (Oshawa-OHL).|
|9/16/2002||Returned to his junior team (Oshawa-OHL).|
|7/01/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|1/18/2011||Atlanta Thrashers traded Ben Eager to the San Jose Sharks for a fifth-round draft pick in 2011.|
|6/24/2010||Chicago Blackhawks traded Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, Brent Sopel and Akim Aliu to the Atlanta Thrashers for Marty Reasoner, Jeremy Morin, Joey Crabb, a 1st and a 2nd round selection in 2010.|
|12/18/2007||Chicago Blackhawks traded Jim Vandermeer to the Philadelphia Flyers for Ben Eager.|
|2/09/2004||Philadelphia Flyers traded Mike Comrie to the Phoenix Coyotes for Sean Burke, Branko Radivojevic and the rights to Ben Eager.|
|6/22/2002||Drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round (23rd overall) in 2002.|
Edmonton sends Ben Eager to the minors | 11/08/2013 12:30 PM
NewsBen Eager has been demoted by the Edmonton Oilers.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactEager has an assist and two penalty minutes in seven games with Edmonton this season. He has 407 career games worth of NHL experience and is traditionally a great source of penalty minutes when he's allowed to play for any extended period of time.
Edmonton calls up Ben Eager | 10/23/2013 9:29 AM
NewsBen Eager was summoned prior to Tuesday's game.
ImpactEager has no points and four penalty minutes in six AHL games this season. He made his 2013-14 NHL debut on Tuesday, logging just 5:27 minutes in Edmonton's 4-3 win.
| 10/23/2013 1:33 AM
NewsBen Eager was claimed off waivers by EDM on Tuesday October 22.
Ben Eager has been waived | 10/02/2013 12:26 PM
NewsThe Edmonton Oilers have waived Ben Eager.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactEager had two points and 25 penalty minutes in 14 games with Edmonton in 2013. He was a healthy scratch in the Oilers' season opener.
Ben Eager threatens Vancouver skill players | 09/23/2013 4:30 PM
NewsBen Eager made some nasty threats to the Canucks a couple of days after two Edmonton players were victimized by Vancouver skaters.
Mark Spector on Twitter
ImpactHe told Sportsnet's Mark Spector: "We play them a lot down the stretch, and we're going to go after their skill players also." The Oilers are clearly still fuming after Dale Weise went after Taylor Hall with a high hit and Zack Kassian's stick broke the jaw of Sam Gagner during Saturday's preseason contest.
Ben Eager likely to stick again with Oilers | 09/21/2013 12:06 PM
NewsSigned as free-agent three years ago, Ben Eager hadtrouble gaining traction with Edmonton but a a job on the Oilers' bottom two lines is the left winger's to lose now.
ImpactThe key is proving to head coach Dallas Eakins and the rest of the coaching staff that he can still be an effective big-bodied, physical presence. So far, so good, sources say. In both of his previous two seasons with Edmonton, Eager suffered early concussions, which set him back. Many figured his days with the Oilers were over after being put on waivers by the club last season. However, when Eager went unclaimed, he began the road to redemption, working his way from AHL Oklahoma City back into the Oilers' good graces.
Ben Eager to get another chance with Oilers | 07/10/2013 9:55 AM
NewsBen Eager is going to get a chance to crack the Oilers' lineup next season.
ImpactHe was sent to the AHL during the season and has one year left on his contract. He could provide Edmonton with some extra grit. "I think Ben is at the `show-me' stage," said Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish, adding a job is his to win, not lose. "He's not going to be given the job and have to prove that he can't do it. He has to really have a good training camp and really make a case to Dallas (Eakins) that he's going to be able to contribute in those areas."
Ben Eager will head down to the minors | 03/14/2013 6:07 PM
NewsBen Eager cleared waivers Thursday and will report to AHL Oklahoma City.
Edmonton Oilers on Twitter
ImpactHe has two points and 25 penalty minutes in 14 games this year.
Edmonton waives Ben Eager | 03/13/2013 12:56 PM
NewsBen Eager has been placed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactEager has two points and 25 penalty minutes in 14 games this season. He comes with a $1.1 million cap hit through the 2013-14 campaign, so he'll probably clear waivers.
Ben Eager gets his first goal of 2013 | 03/01/2013 11:31 AM
NewsBen Eager netted his first goal of the season on Thursday.
ImpactEager has two points in 10 games. He's a solid source of penalty minutes when he plays regularly, but he doesn't do much offensively.
Ben Eager gets first point of 2013 | 02/22/2013 11:51 AM
NewsBen Eager recorded his first point of the season on Thursday.
ImpactEager has been limited to just seven games this season due to a concussion. He isn't expected to have much offensive upside this season and he doesn't get enough penalty minutes to make him worth considering in standard leagues.
Krueger impressed by Ben Eager's game | 02/19/2013 10:26 AM
NewsCoach Ralph Krueger has been impressed with Ben Eager's game.
ImpactThe fourth liner was signed before the 2011-12 season and the thought was that he was an enforcer first and foremost. But Krueger loves the way Eager hits as evidenced by his 15 hits in five games. "Our depth players, our penalty-killers, the physical guys have been playing with such a passion," said Krueger. "These are the things that we need. In the Western Conference, the kind of toughness we need is the kind (Eager) is bringing us. We need players who will go through you every single time you have the puck. That's what we're really demanding of him and I'm pleased with the way he's come off the injury to give us that. That's a lot of weight coming at you at a very high speed." His fantasy value is still tied up in penalty minutes but if hits are a category, then Eager provides you with a little more value.
| 02/10/2013 3:01 AM
NewsBen Eager was activated from the IL on Saturday February 9.
Ben Eager is likely to return this weekend | 02/08/2013 11:20 AM
NewsBen Eager (concussion) is projected to return this weekend.
ImpactEager sustained the injury during a fight with Vancouver's Zack Kassian on Jan. 20. Eager had eight goals and 13 points in 63 games last season.
Ben Eager placed on IR with concussion | 01/29/2013 3:08 PM
NewsBen Eager has been placed on IR with a concussion.
Dan Tencer on Twitter
ImpactEager suffered the injury during a fight last week with Vancouver's Zack Kassian. He should be on waivers in all formats. The Oilers activated Theo Peckham to take his place on the roster.
Ben Eager has a concussion | 01/23/2013 6:52 PM
NewsBen Eager has been diagnosed with a concussion.
Edmonton Oilers on Twitter
ImpactHe sustained the injury on Sunday in a third-period fight with Vancouver's Zack Kassian. Eager can only provide penalty minutes to your fantasy team, but there are better options available.
Ben Eager out Tuesday after fight on Sunday | 01/22/2013 3:02 PM
NewsBen Eager has swelling around his nose and eye after a fight in Sunday's game and won't play Tuesday against the Sharks.
Dan Tencer on Twitter
ImpactEager is a fourth-line enforcer with no fantasy value in almost all formats.
|11/07/2013||Edm||TB||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/01/2013||Edm||Wpg||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||0||7 times-last:at Fla||last:Nov 5||1|
|Assists||1||at Phx||Oct 26||1|
|Points||1||at Phx||Oct 26||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||vs. Det||Nov 2||10|
|Plus/Minus||1||at Phx||Oct 26||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||7 times-last:at Fla||last:Nov 5||0|
|Power Play Points||0||7 times-last:at Fla||last:Nov 5||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||7 times-last:at Fla||last:Nov 5||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||7 times-last:at Fla||last:Nov 5||0|
|Shots||1||4 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Oct 29||4|
|Penalty Minutes||233||2006-07 (Phi)|
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