Cody Eakin

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Cody Eakin
Cody Eakin 2018-02-04 1.jpg
Eakin with the Golden Knights in 2018
Born (1991-05-24) May 24, 1991 (age 26)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Vegas Golden Knights
Washington Capitals
Dallas Stars
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 85th overall, 2009
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2010–present

Cody Eakin (born May 24, 1991) is a Canadian hockey player. He is 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.

Playing career[edit]

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 with the Stars in 2016

Eakin started the 2011–12 season in the AHL with the Hershey Bears,[1] but on November 1, 2011, the Washington Capitals recalled Eakin from Hershey to join the NHL parent team.[2] 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.[3][4] Eakin's first NHL goal was scored on November 4, 2011 against Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes.[5]

During the 2012 NHL Draft on June 22, 2012, he was traded to the Dallas Stars along with a second round pick for Mike Ribeiro.[6]

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.[7]

In the 2016–17 season, on December 16, 2016, Eakin was suspended for four games for charging Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. [8] Through injury and a lack of production, Eakin endured his worst season in the NHL, collecting just 3 goals in 60 games.

On June 21, 2017 Eakin was left exposed by the Stars and chosen by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft.[9]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Czech Republic
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2011 United States

Eakin was a member of Canada's gold medal-winning team at the 2015 World Championships, where they won the title for the first time since 2007 with a perfect 10-0 record.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2009–10 Hershey Bears AHL 4 2 0 2 2 5 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Swift Current Broncos WHL 30 18 21 39 24
2010–11 Kootenay Ice WHL 26 18 26 44 19 19 11 16 27 14
2011–12 Hershey Bears AHL 43 13 14 27 10 5 0 1 1 0
2011–12 Washington Capitals NHL 30 4 4 8 4
2012–13 Texas Stars AHL 35 12 12 24 14
2012–13 Dallas Stars NHL 48 7 17 24 31
2013–14 Dallas Stars NHL 81 16 19 35 36 6 2 3 5 0
2014–15 Dallas Stars NHL 78 19 21 40 26
2015–16 Dallas Stars NHL 82 16 19 35 42 13 1 7 8 8
2016–17 Dallas Stars NHL 60 3 9 12 49
NHL totals 379 65 89 154 188 19 3 10 13 8

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada WJC18 4th 6 2 0 2 2
2011 Canada WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 1 2 3 2
2015 Canada WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 4 1 5 0
Junior totals 13 3 2 5 4
Senior totals 10 4 1 5 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
WHL (East) Second All-Star Team 2009–10 [10]
WHL (East) Second All-Star Team 2010–11 [10]

References[edit]

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