Pittsburgh Penguins
Mark Eaton
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MarkEaton
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 215
BIRTHDATE: 05/06/1977
BIRTHPLACE: Wilmington, DE, USA
DRAFTED: undrafted
2008-09 NOTES:
*Registered his third assist of the post-season in Game 4 versus Detroit June 4.
*Ranks third on the team with 44 blocked shots and second among defensemen with a plus-5 rating through 23 post-season games.
*Has four goals in the post-season, matching his total from the regular season.
*Recorded a career high plus-4 rating against the Flyers Apr. 25.
*Appeared in his first postseason game since Round 1 of the 2006-07 Ottawa series.

PLAYOFF HIGHS
Points 1 - (7X) last time, June 4 vs. DET
Shots: 3 - May 11 vs. WSH
Icetime: 22:21 - Apr. 17 vs. PHI
Plus/minus: +4 - Apr. 25 @ PHI
Blocked Shots: 4 - (3X) last time, May 26 @ CAR
Hits: 2 - (2X) last time, May 23 @ CAR

CAREER PLAYOFF HIGHS
Goals: 1 (3x) 05/02/2009 PIT 2 at WSH 3
Assists: 1 (2x) 05/21/2009 PIT 7 vs. CAR 4
Points: 1 (6x) 05/21/2009 PIT 7 vs. CAR 4
SOG: 3 (2X) 05/11/2009 PIT 4 vs. WSH 5
PIM: 4 (1X) 04/25/2006 NSH 1 at SJ 4
+/-: 4 (1X) 04/25/2009 PIT 5 at PHI 3

CAREER HIGHS MOST RECENT
Goals: 1(17X) 02/04/2009 vs. TBL
Assists: 3 (1X) 10/25/2003 vs COL
Points: 3 (1X) 10/25/2003 vs COL (0G-3A)
SOG: 6 (1X) 03/15/2003 vs STL
PIM: 4 (5X) 02/18/2007 vs WAS
2007-08:  Steady defenseman was even or better for 28 of his 36 games … Was plus or even for all 13 games in November (plus-8) … Played 350th career NHL game Oct. 6 vs. Anaheim … Had two assists Dec. 5 vs. Edmonton, his first multiple point game since Oct. 25, 2003 (three assists for Nashville vs. Colorado) … Sidelined Dec. 23 with knee injury, underwent surgery and missed remaining 46 games ... Led team with 89 blocked shots at time of his injury.

NHL CAREER: Eight -year veteran needs 16 games played for 400 in NHL … Broke in with Philadelphia in 1999-00 and also played for Nashville before coming to Pittsburgh for 2006-07 season … Known for his capable defensive play; set career scoring highs with four goals, nine assists, 13 points in 75 games with Nashville in 2003-04 … also set Nashville franchise record with career-high plus-16 rating.

INTERNATIONAL: Represented U.S. at World Championships in 2001 and 2002 … Helped Team USA win Deutschland Cup in 2004 … Participated in 2005 U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Orientation Camp.

COLLEGE/JUNIOR: Named CCHA Rookie of the Year in only season at University of Notre Dame in 1997-98 … Played two years of junior hockey for Waterloo of the USHL from 1995-97. Was second-team USHL All-Star in 1996-97.