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Cody Eakin | Center | #20

Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (85) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Cody Eakin has been snagged by the Golden Knights in the expansion draft.
Eakin spent the last five seasons with the Dallas Stars. In 60 games with the Stars last year, he posted just 12 points, but he is capable of generating 35-40 points like he did in each of his previous three seasons. Eakin plays a solid two-way game and Vegas GM George McPhee was in charge in Washington when the team drafted him. Jun 21 - 8:42 PM

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Cody Eakin was left unprotected by the Dallas Stars ahead of the expansion draft.

Eakin is coming off a down season where he was limited to three goals and 12 points in 60 games. He might bounce back and be a solid two-way center next season, but given the 2016-17 campaign he had, the Golden Knights might end up passing on his $3.85 million cap hit through 2019-20. That being said, he does have a connection with Golden Knights GM George McPhee as he was the Capitals' general manager when Washington drafted him.
Jun 19 - 9:43 AM

Cody Eakin or Antoine Roussel could end up being available for the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft.

Eakin has proven to be a valuable center for the Stars, while playing up and down the lineup, so that could make Roussel the odd-man out even though he has some versatility as well. It's also possible that Dallas could shop both players and protect the one they don't trade.
May 5 - 10:20 AM

Cody Eakin scored Dallas' only goal in their 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Eakin's goal at the 5:19 mark of the third period cut Minnesota's lead to 2-1, but that's as close as Dallas could get to tying things up. Antoine Roussel and Patrick Eaves picked up the assist on Eakin's second goal of the year. Eakin has eight points and 41 penalty minutes in 37 games this season.
Feb 17 - 12:25 AM

Cody Eakin had the lone assist on Dallas' only goal Tuesday in a 3-1 loss to Toronto.

His faceoff win was blasted into the net by Tyler Seguin on a Stars' power play. Eakin has two assists in the last two games after he went six straight contests without a point.
Feb 8 - 11:13 AM

Cody Eakin had a Gordie Howe hat trick in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

He fought New York's Chris Kreider, scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in his first game versus the Rangers since he was suspended for running over Henrik Lundqvist.
Jan 18 - 11:35 AM

Cody Eakin has finished serving his four-game suspension for charging Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

He is ready to return to the lineup on Thursday against Colorado. Eakin has contributed just one assist in 17 games this season.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 12:51:00 PM

Cody Eakin has received a four-game suspension for charging into Henrik Lundqvist.

Eakin smashed into Lundqvist behind the net during Thursday's game. Lundqvist left the contest, but fortunately was able to return after a short time. As the league notes, the goaltender is not fair game to be hit and it was Eakin's responsibility to make a reasonable effort to avoid contact, which they felt Eakin did not do. They also noted that Eakin made "substantial contact with the goaltender's head." It likely helped Eakin that he didn't have a suspension history. All the same, he won't be able to play again until December 29th.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 05:41:00 PM

Cody Eakin's hearing on Friday for charging into Henrik Lundqvist will be over the phone.

That's important because it means Eakin will not receive a suspension of more than five games. Lundqvist briefly left the contest as a result of that hit, but he was able to return.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 12:22:00 PM

Cody Eakin will have a hearing Friday afternoon for charging New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

He was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct for leveling Lundqvist behind the net on Thursday night.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 10:20:00 AM

Cody Eakin picked up 15 penalty minutes in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the New York Rangers.

Eakin got a major penalty and a game misconduct for charging Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist in the first period. Lundqvist managed to stay in the game and the Rangers ended up winning. There could be supplemental discipline heading Eakin's way.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 11:37:00 PM

Cody Eakin, who was a healthy scratch in Dallas' last game, is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday.

The Stars will play a matinee game against the Flyers, and it sounds like Eakin's stint in the press box is over. " [Eakin] hasn't played very well, his numbers were down, and I didn't like his previous game," Ruff said. "We are in a tough spot right now and we need everybody on board. It's not easy and not something that any player wants to have happen, but it's not the getting scratched that really matters to me, it's the response afterward." Eakin scored 35 points in 82 games last year, but he has just one assist in 10 games in 2016-17.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 11:58:00 AM

Cody Eakin and Jordie Benn will be scratched against the Predators on Thursday.

Through 10 games the young veteran has just a point to his credit this season. Benn the older meanwhile has six points through 25 games with 51 hits.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 08:14:00 PM

Coach Lindy Ruff has noted that Cody Eakin will work his way up the proverbial totem pole, starting tonight.

Which means that tonight he'll have a minimal role to kick things off. He's expected to center Devin Shore and Jason Spezza on Dallas' third line, but probably won't see much time on special teams.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 06:55:00 PM

Cody Eakin (knee) has been activated by the Dallas Stars.

He didn't skate late during the morning session and appears to be ready to make his season debut on Thursday night against Colorado.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 03:38:00 PM

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All Positions
C1Vadim Shipachyov
2Cody Eakin
3Erik Haula
4William Karlsson
5Tomas Nosek
6Reid Duke
7Mikhail Grabovski
LW1David Perron
2Oscar Lindberg
3Jonathan Marchessault
4Teemu Pulkkinen
5William Carrier
6Tomas Hyka
RW1James Neal
2Reilly Smith
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Brendan Leipsic
5Alex Tuch
6David Clarkson
D1Nate Schmidt
2Jason Garrison
3Shea Theodore
4Colin Miller
5Brayden McNabb
6Deryk Engelland
7Griffin Reinhart
8Brad Hunt
9Jon Merrill
10Luca Sbisa
11Clayton Stoner
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Calvin Pickard