Eakin with the Golden Knights in 2018
May 24, 1991|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
Vegas Golden Knights|
85th overall, 2009|
Cody Eakin (born May 24, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing with the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). Eakin was selected by the Washington Capitals in the 3rd round (85th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Prior to turning professional, Eakin played major junior hockey in the Western Hockey League where he was twice named to the WHL (East) Second All-Star Team.
Eakin started the 2011–12 season in the AHL with the Hershey Bears, but on November 1, 2011, the Washington Capitals recalled Eakin from Hershey to join the NHL parent team. On the following day, Eakin made his NHL debut with in 13 minutes 19 seconds of ice time, but no points, in a game that saw the Capitals take a 5–4 overtime win over the visiting Anaheim Ducks. Eakin's first NHL goal was scored on November 4, 2011 against Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Eakin scored his first career NHL playoff goal on April 23, 2014 against Frederik Andersen of the Anaheim Ducks. The goal ended up being the winning goal for the Stars as they went on to win the game 4–2 and tying the series at 2–2.
In the 2016–17 season, on December 16, 2016, Eakin was suspended for four games for charging Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.  Through injury and a lack of production, Eakin endured his worst season in the NHL, collecting just 3 goals in 60 games.
Eakin grew up in an athletic family as both his father and his uncle played professional hockey.
|2015 Czech Republic|
|World Junior Championships|
|2011 United States|
Regular season and playoffs
|2006–07||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||55||11||6||17||52||12||3||4||7||6|
|2008–09||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||54||24||24||48||42||7||3||0||3||10|
|2009–10||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||70||47||44||91||71||4||1||1||2||2|
|2010–11||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||30||18||21||39||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Vegas Golden Knights||NHL||80||11||16||27||22||20||3||1||4||4|
Awards and honours
|East Second All-Star Team||2010, 2011|||
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- Elite Prospects – WHL (East) Second All-Star Teams