NHL tough guy charged after Toronto bar fight
Edmonton Oilers' Ben Eager, left, checks Phoenix Coyotes' Michael Stone during a game in Edmonton on Saturday, February 25, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Ulan)
Published Monday, October 22, 2012 8:09AM EDT
Edmonton Oilers tough guy Ben Eager and his brother, Michael, are facing charges after a weekend fight with a bouncer at a Rosedale pub.
The incident, which was caught on video, began inside the Quail & Firkin pub before moving outside onto Yonge Street at approximately 1 a.m.
Emergency services transported a member of the bar's security staff to hospital for treatment of cuts.
The Ottawa-born Eager and his brother have each been charged with threatening bodily harm, assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon.
Eager has a Stanley Cup win under his belt, from his 2010 season with the Chicago Blackhawks, but the six-foot-two left-winger is better known for his role as a tough guy.
Toronto Maple Leafs fans will remember he was suspended for four games last year, after sucker-punching Buds forward Colby Armstrong.