|Born|| January 22, 1984 |
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)|
| AHL team|
| Oklahoma City Barons|
San Jose Sharks
|NHL Draft|| 23rd overall, 2002|
Ben Eager (born Benjamin Eager on January 22, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League (AHL)
Ben was drafted in the 1st round (23rd overall) by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
The 2006–07 NHL season would see Ben lead the league in penalty minutes, even though he only played 63 games. That same season, he also won the Pelle Lindbergh Memorial as the Flyer who has most improved from the previous season, as voted by his teammates.
On December 18, 2007, Ben was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Jim Vandermeer.
On May 2, 2009, he scored his first Stanley Cup playoff goal in Game Two of Chicago vs the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver. This led to the Blackhawk's first victory against the Canucks and evened the series 1-1.
Ben scored his second Stanley Cup playoff goal on May 31, 2010 in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Finals against Philadelphia.
Ben's goal ended up being the game winner as the Hawks won 2-1. On June 9, 2010, he and the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, defeating the Flyers 4-3 in overtime in Game Six.
On June 23, 2010, Ben was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers along with Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel and Akim Aliu for the 24th overall pick (the 54th overall pick) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Marty Reasoner, Joey Crabb and Jeremy Morin.
He received a five minute major, a match penalty for intent to injure and was ejected from the game. The NHL further suspended Ben for four games due to the incident.
Midway through the season, Ben was traded to the San Jose Sharks for a fifth round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
On July 1, 2011, he signed a three-year $3.3 million contract as an Unrestricted Free Agent with the Edmonton Oilers.
On October 20, 2012, Ben was charged with assault, assault with bodily harm and assault with a weapon after allegedly beating up the doorman at a pub in the prestigious Rosedale neighbourhood of Toronto.
On March 13, 2013, Ben was placed on waivers by the Oilers, for assignment to their affiliates, the Oklahoma City Barons.
|1999–00||Ottawa Senators Jr.A.||CJHL||50||8||11||19||119||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||San Jose Sharks||NHL||34||4||3||7||43||10||1||0||1||41|
|2012–13||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||9||0||2||2||13||13||1||4||5||64|