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Mark Eaton
Mark Eaton
Defenseman
(MAHRK EE-tohn)
Number: 4
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: May 6, 1977
Birthplace: Wilmington, DE, United States
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Acquired: Signed by the Penguins as a free agent on July 3, 2006
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.

 

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