32. Mark Eaton

Undrafted players generally don't make the NHL, but Delaware-born Defenseman, Mark Eaton, defied the odds, making the Philadelphia Flyers a year after signing him.  Eaton would then be traded to the Nashville Predators, and he would find his niche as a lockdown Defenseman.

Eaton played for the Predators for five years, only scoring 45 Points, but performing his role as one of Nashville’s best shot blockers.  His best year was in 2003-04, where he had 13 Points and 4.7 Defensive Point Shares, the latter of which was by far his personal best.  He would sign with Pittsburgh in 2006 and would later win a Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2009.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Traded from the Philadelphia Flyers for a previously acquired 2001 3rd Round Pick (which would be Patrick Sharp) 9/29/00.
  • Departed:

    Signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins as a Free Agent 7/3/06.

  • Games Played: 286
  • Notable Statistics:

    15 Goals
    30 Assists 
    45 Points 
    130 PIM 
    .16 PPG 
    +10 Plus/Minus 
    13.9 Point Shares 
    0 Points in 11 Playoff Games

  • Major Accolades and Awards: None.

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