Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jeff Eatough
Born in Toronto, Ontario on June 2, 1963, right winger Jeff Eatough played with the Cornwall Royals and the Canadian World Junior squad in 1981 before the Buffalo Sabres drafted him with their 5th choice in the 1981 Entry Draft. Eatough, who eclipsed 50 goals in the 1981-82 season with the Royals, made his NHL debut that year, playing a single game for the Sabres. Back in junior the next year, and traded from the Royals early on, Eatough's production slipped from the year before.

With a single professional game under his belt, Eatough began his first full season of pro hockey in 1983-84, splitting his time between the Rochester Americans and the Flint Generals. The next year Eatough played just a handful of games with the Generals before moving on to the Atlantic Coast Hockey League.

Though he briefly resurfaced in the IHL with Flint again, he never got close to the NHL level, and spent the remaining years of his career in the ACHL, primarily with Mohawk Valley.

Eatough, who played his only NHL game before his junior career was even over, retired from professional hockey with that single game on his NHL résumé.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Aurora Tigers ON-Jr.A 40 16 25 41 186
1979-80 Niagara Falls Flyers OMJHL 6 0 1 1 4
1980-81 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 68 30 42 72 147 18 5 7 12 52
1980-81 Canada WJC-A 5 1 2 3 4
1980-81 Cornwall Royals M-Cup 5 0 3 3 12
1981-82 Cornwall Royals OHL 66 53 37 90 180 5 0 5 5 21
1981-82 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1982-83 Cornwall Royals OHL 9 5 3 8 18
1982-83 North Bay Centennials OHL 50 25 24 49 73 8 2 5 7 12
1983-84 Rochester Americans AHL 24 1 5 6 5
1983-84 Flint Generals IHL 5 4 1 5 6
1984-85 Flint Generals IHL 4 0 1 1 0
1984-85 Pinebridge Bucks ACHL 12 4 8 12 31
1984-85 Mohawk Valley Stars ACHL 42 27 33 60 37
1985-86 Mohawk Valley Comets ACHL 27 18 19 37 43 6 5 8 13 4
1985-86 Flint Spirits IHL 4 1 0 1 2
1986-87 Mohawk Valley Comets ACHL 53 43 42 85 93 13 5 7 12 46
1987-88 Carolina Thunderbirds AAHL 9 3 8 11 16
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


ACHL First All-Star Team (1987)