Ben Eaves (C)
2008-09â€¦ 22 gpâ€¦ 18 pts (3g-15a)â€¦ 18 PIMsâ€¦ w/ Blues
Careerâ€¦ Posted 18 points (3g-15a) in 23 regular season games for the Espoo Blues of the Finnish SM-Liiga in 2008-09, helping the club to the leagueâ€™s second-best recordâ€¦ Broke the SM-Liiga record for most points (24) in a postseason with Espoo in the 2009 playoffsâ€¦ Ranked first in the 2009 playoffs in both points (24) and assists (20)â€¦ Broke the SM-Liiga record for most points (14) and most assists (12) in a playoff series in Espooâ€™s 2009 quarterfinal series victory over Pelicans Lahtiâ€¦ Limited to 10 regular season games with Espoo in 2007-08, notching seven points (3g-4a)â€¦ Led all skaters in goals (7) and ranked second in points (12) during the 2008 SM-Liiga playoffs, helping the Blues to the league finalâ€¦ Missed the entire 2006-07 season, and all but five games of the 2005-06 campaign due to injuryâ€¦ Spent the majority of his first professional season in 2004-05 with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)â€¦ Played four seasons (2000-04) at Boston College, captaining the club in both his junior and senior seasonsâ€¦ Currently fifth on B.C.â€™s career assists list (116)â€¦ A four-time Hockey East Scholar Athlete honoreeâ€¦ Reached the 2004 Frozen Four during his senior season, and ranked second on the club in assists (25)â€¦ Named 2004 Boston College Male Athlete of the Yearâ€¦ A 2003 Hobey Baker Finalist and First-Team All-America selectionâ€¦ The 2003 Hockey East Player of the Year after leading the conference in both points (57) and assists (39)â€¦ A 2002 Second-Team All-Americanâ€¦ Paced the 2001-02 Eagles in assists (26) and ranked second in points (39)â€¦ Paced Team USA in assists (4) and tied for third on the club in points (5) at the 2002 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republicâ€¦ Won the 2001 NCAA National Championship with B.C. during his freshman seasonâ€¦ Named to the 2001 Hockey East All-Rookie Teamâ€¦ Led the 2000-01 B.C. squad in helpers (26)â€¦ Represented the United States at the 2000 Under-18 World Championships in Switzerland, tying for second on the club in assists (3)â€¦ Played at Shattuck St. Maryâ€™s Prep School from 1998-2000, compiling 274 points (115g-159a) in 128 gamesâ€¦ Pittsburghâ€™s sixth selection, 131st overall (fourth round) in the 2001 Entry Draftâ€¦ His younger brother, Patrick, plays for the Carolina Hurricanes, while his father, Mike, played 324 NHL games from 1978-86, and is now the head coach for University of Wisconsinâ€™s hockey team.