Ben Eaves (C)
2008-09… 22 gp… 18 pts (3g-15a)… 18 PIMs… w/ Blues
Career… 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 league’s second-best record… Broke the SM-Liiga record for most points (24) in a postseason with Espoo in the 2009 playoffs… Ranked first in the 2009 playoffs in both points (24) and assists (20)… Broke the SM-Liiga record for most points (14) and most assists (12) in a playoff series in Espoo’s 2009 quarterfinal series victory over Pelicans Lahti… Limited to 10 regular season games with Espoo in 2007-08, notching seven points (3g-4a)… Led all skaters in goals (7) and ranked second in points (12) during the 2008 SM-Liiga playoffs, helping the Blues to the league final… Missed the entire 2006-07 season, and all but five games of the 2005-06 campaign due to injury… Spent the majority of his first professional season in 2004-05 with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)… Played four seasons (2000-04) at Boston College, captaining the club in both his junior and senior seasons… Currently fifth on B.C.’s career assists list (116)… A four-time Hockey East Scholar Athlete honoree… Reached the 2004 Frozen Four during his senior season, and ranked second on the club in assists (25)… Named 2004 Boston College Male Athlete of the Year… A 2003 Hobey Baker Finalist and First-Team All-America selection… The 2003 Hockey East Player of the Year after leading the conference in both points (57) and assists (39)… A 2002 Second-Team All-American… Paced the 2001-02 Eagles in assists (26) and ranked second in points (39)… 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 Republic… Won the 2001 NCAA National Championship with B.C. during his freshman season… Named to the 2001 Hockey East All-Rookie Team… Led the 2000-01 B.C. squad in helpers (26)… Represented the United States at the 2000 Under-18 World Championships in Switzerland, tying for second on the club in assists (3)… Played at Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep School from 1998-2000, compiling 274 points (115g-159a) in 128 games… Pittsburgh’s sixth selection, 131st overall (fourth round) in the 2001 Entry Draft… 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 Wisconsin’s hockey team.