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OILERS ASSIGN BEN EAGER TO OKLAHOMA CITY

By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 03/15/2013

The Edmonton Oilers, parent club of the Oklahoma City Barons, assigned forward Ben Eager to the Oklahoma City Barons.

Eager, a 6-2, 240-pound native from Ottawa, Ontario appeared in 14 games with Edmonton this season, scoring two points and serving 25 penalty minutes. He has played in 400 games at the NHL level with the Oilers, San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta Thrashers and Philadelphia Flyers. Over two seasons with the Oilers, he appeared in 77 games, scored 15 points (9-6-15) and served 132 penalty minutes.

Originally the Phoenix Coyotes 1st round selection (23rd overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Eager has multiple seasons of experience in the American Hockey League with the Philadelphia Phantoms. In 123 games over three seasons, he scored 35 points (13-22-35) and served 509 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, Eager played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Oshawa Generals. In 243 games over those four seasons, he scored 139 points (59-80-139) and served 795 penalty minutes.

The Barons return to action Tuesday night at home against the Rochester Americans at 7 p.m. Tuesday’s game is a Winning Weekday. Should the Barons win, everyone in attendance will earn a ticket to the Barons final weekday game of the season on Tuesday, April 2.

Friday night, the Barons take on the Houston Aeros. Friday Nights are Barons nights where fans can enjoy $2 draft beer and $1 hot dogs from 6 – 8 p.m. at all Slapshot Concession stands.

Faceoff for both games is 7 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center. The games can be heard on the Barons flagship station, 96.1 KXY.

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