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Reports out of Toronto say Edmonton Oilers forward Ben Eager is facing assault charges in the aftermath of an alleged altercation at the The Quail and Firkin Pub in Toronto.

Eager and his brother Michael were involved in an incident that sent the bar’s doorman to hospital with cuts to the face.

Eager was drafted in the 1st round, 22nd overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He was later traded by the Coyotes along with Sean Burke and Branko Radivojević to the Philadelphia Flyers for centre Mike Comrie, as well as being traded to Chicago, Atlanta and San Jose over the last few seasons. He signed a three-year $3.3 million contract as an Unrestricted Free Agent with the Edmonton Oilers on July 1, 2011, where he had 13 points and 107 PIM in 63 games last year.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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