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.