Fan letter sent: December 27, 2011.
Autographs received: October 15, 2012.
Ben Eager is was drafted in the first round (22nd overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, and led the league in penalty minutes in 2007. He was a member of the Chicago Blackhawks team that won the Stanley Cup in 2010, and scored the game-winning goal in Game 2 of the Finals.
This is the second time I have written to Eager. My first attempt at getting an autograph from him in late 2007 was unsuccessful. Back then, I only sent 1 card that never came back. I figured after 4 years, Eager was worth a second try. Fortunately, it paid off this time. Eager signed all 4 of my cards in blue Sharpie marker.