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Ben Eaves
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Faribault, MN

High School:
Shattuck St. Mary's

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 181

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
03/27/1982

Previous Team:
Shattuck St. Mary's

BENJAMIN COEL EAVES; born March 27, 1982 ... shoots right ? is joined on the 2002-03 roster by younger brother Patrick ... teamed with BC senior A.J. Walker at Shattuck St. Mary?s ? earned 2000-01 and 2001-02 HOCKEY EAST All-Academic Team recognition ? played for the U.S. National Junior Team in the IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic from Dec. 25, 2001-Jan. 4, 2002; recorded one goal and four assists in six games ... was named one of the three top U.S. players at the tournament.

AS A JUNIOR (2002-03):
Played in 36 games; missed three early-season games with a rib injury ? led the team in scoring with 57 points ? 18 goals and 39 assists ? recorded 42 points ? 14 goals and 28 assists ? in 23 HOCKEY EAST contests; won the league scoring title, finishing 10 points ahead of second-place Tony Voce ? finished third in the nation in assists per game (1.08) and seventh in the nation in points per game (1.58) ? earned AHCA All-America first team honors ? was a Hobey Baker Award finalist ? captured the Leonard Fowle Award as the Most Valuable Player in New England ? gained All-New England honors ? was the lone unanimous selection to the All-HOCKEY EAST first team ? captured the Norman F. Dailey Award as the team MVP ? earned IHCCA National Player of the Month honors for January; was the HOCKEY EAST Player of the Month in January as well ? twice captured league Player of the Week accolades (Jan. 13, Feb. 3) ? enjoyed 18 multiple-point games, including seven games with at least three points ? scored six power-play goals, three game-winning goals and two shorthanded goals ? totaled 29 power-play points on the season ? tallied a career-high six points ? two goals and four assists ? in a home win over Massachusetts (1/31) ? netted the game-winning goal and added two assists in a win at Providence (11/12) ? enjoyed back-to-back four-point efforts against UMass-Lowell (1/10, 1/11); tallied one goal and three assists in each game; reached the 100-career point mark with a first-period assist against UMass-Lowell (1/10) ? netted a shorthanded goal in a 3-2 home win over Boston University (1/17) ? scored two goals, including an empty netter, at Providence (1/25) ? assisted on all three goals in a 3-3 tie against New Hampshire (2/28).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2001-02):
Played in 23 games; missed 13 games with a lingering rib injury and two games while playing in the IIHF World Junior Championship ... registered 39 points -- 13 goals and 26 assists; tallied 25 points -- seven goals and 18 assists -- in 14 HOCKEY EAST contests ... led the league in both points per game (1.79) and assists per game (1.29) in conference contests ... finished the season with a plus-21 rating ... earned AHCA All-America second team honors ... gained HOCKEY EAST All-Conference second team accolades ... was a finalist for the Walter Brown Award ... shared the program's William J. Flynn Coaches' Award (with J.D. Forrest) ... captured HOCKEY EAST Player of the Week and USCHO.com Offensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts against Providence (11/14) and Boston University (11/17) ... was selected to the Nye Frontier Classic All-Tournament Team ... tallied four power-play goals, one game-winning goal and one empty-net goal ... enjoyed 12 multiple-point games, including two multiple-goal contests ... had a season-best 10-game scoring streak (11/3-2/11); notched multiple points in six consecutive games in this stretch ... scored a single-game high four points in the season opener at Vermont (10/6); tallied one goal and three assists ... notched two goals and one assist in a 3-1 home win over Boston University (11/17); opened the game with a power-play goal and netted the gamewinner 56 seconds into the third period ... returned from a 12-game absence to score one goal and collect two assists -- one on Ryan Shannon's game-winning goal -- in a 4-3 home win over Maine (2/8) ... tallied two goals in a home win over Northeastern (2/24) ... notched two assists in each of two games -- against Merrimack (11/8) and against Massachusetts (12/1).

AS A FRESHMAN (2000-01):
Played in 40 games; missed three games in early November because of back spasms ? was a unanimous selection to the 2000-01 HOCKEY EAST All-Rookie Team ? captured HOCKEY EAST Rookie of the Month honors for February ? registered 39 points -- 13 goals and 26 assists ? enjoyed 13 multiple-point games, including one multiple-goal contest ? netted eight power-play goals and one empty-net goal; led all HOCKEY EAST players with seven power-play goals in league action ? tallied a season-best three points -- all assists -- in the season opener against Notre Dame (10/13, Maverick Stampede) ? recorded two points in each of the Eagles' two victories over Michigan; tallied two assists against the Wolverines in the Great Lakes Invitational (12/30) and posted his lone multiple-goal game in the Eagles' NCAA Tournament semifinal-round win over Michigan (4/5); scored a power-play goal late in the first period to give BC a 2-0 lead, and netted an empty-net goal with 20 seconds remaining in the game to secure the victory ? notched four consecutive two-point efforts to close the regular season ? tallied one goal and one assist in the team's HOCKEY EAST Tournament semifinal-round win over UMass-Lowell (3/16) ? registered two assists in the Eagles' Beanpot first-round win over Harvard (2/5); scored the final goal in the team's Beanpot title-game victory over Boston University (2/12) ? scored a power-play goal and assisted on Bobby Allen's game-winning goal in a 4-3 home victory over UMass-Lowell (2/2) ? scored one goal and assisted on Brian Gionta's game-winning, shorthanded score in a 4-0 home victory over Providence (1/19) ? scored a power-play goal and assisted on Gionta's decisive goal in a 5-2 home win over Boston University (1/7).

BEFORE BC:
Registered 118 points ? 47 goals and 71 assists ? in 57 games for the Shattuck St. Mary?s School in 1999-2000; 10 of his goals were game-winning tallies ? captured MVP honors at the Mac?s AAA Midget Championship; tallied 18 points in seven tournament games ? recorded 156 points ? 68 goals and 88 assists ? in 71 games in 1998-99, leading his team to a 70-9-1 record and the Tier I Midget national championship ? played for head coach Tom Ward in 1999-2000 and for head coach Andy Murray in 1998-99 ? played for Team USA in the 2000 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Switzerland ? also played for the US National Under-18 Team in the Three Nations Tournament in Norrkoping, Sweden in November 1999.

PERSONAL:
Enrolled as an English major in the College of Arts & Sciences ? was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fourth round (131st overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft ? Ben and his younger brother Patrick are the sons of Beth and Mike Eaves ? his father Mike, who enjoyed an eight-year NHL playing career (with the Minnesota North Stars and Calgary Flames), now serves as head coach at the University of Wisconsin.

EAVES' CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR	CL	GP	G	A	PTS	PEN	PPG	SHG	HT	GW
2000-01	Fr.	40	13	26	39	6/12	8	0	0	0
2001-02	So.	23	13	26	39	6/12	4	0	0	1
2002-03	Jr.	36	18	39	57	9/18	6	2	0	3
CAREER		99	44	91	135	21/42	18	2	0	4

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