Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Eddy Beers
Eddy Beers was a natural goal scorer whose NHL tenure lasted parts of five seasons before he was struck down by a chronic back injury. He was blessed with a soft touch around the net but was willing to pay the price in front of the net and in the corners.

Born in Merrit, B.C., Beers spent four years at the University of Denver. During his senior year he scored 50 goals then was signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames. He split his rookie season between the NHL and the CHL's Colorado Flames before breaking out with 36 goals in 1983-84. Beers formed an effective partnership with Mike Eaves and Hakan Loob and appeared set for a fine career when he scored 28 times in 1984-85.

The young winger's career changed dramatically in February 1986 when he was sent to the St. Louis Blues in a deal that involved popular forward Joe Mullen. Beers struggled with seven goals in 24 games but was solid when the club came within one game of reaching the finals. The St. Louis fans never had a chance to see if Beers could rekindle his scoring touch. He was forced to retire due to a herniated disc in his back suffered during warm up prior to a pre-season game.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Merritt Centennials BCJHL 63 55 60 115 100
1978-79 University of Denver WCHA 17 7 5 12 23
1979-80 University of Denver WCHA 36 13 20 33 24
1980-81 University of Denver WCHA 39 24 15 39 63
1981-82 University of Denver WCHA 42 50 34 84 59
1981-82 Calgary Flames NHL 5 1 1 2 21 0
1982-83 Calgary Flames NHL 41 11 15 26 21 +11 8 1 1 2 27
1982-83 Colorado Flames CHL 29 12 17 29 52
1983-84 Calgary Flames NHL 73 36 39 75 88 +7 11 2 5 7 12
1984-85 Calgary Flames NHL 74 28 40 68 94 +7 3 1 0 1 0
1985-86 Calgary Flames NHL 33 11 10 21 8 -3
1985-86 St. Louis Blues NHL 24 7 11 18 24 -3 19 3 4 7 8
1986-87 St. Louis Blues NHLMGNT
NHL Totals 250 94 116 210 256 41 7 10 17 47


Signed as a free agent by Calgary, April 1, 1982. Traded to St. Louis by Calgary with Charlie Bourgeois and Gino Cavallini for Joe Mullen, Terry Johnson and Rik Wilson, February 1, 1986.
Suffered eventual career-ending back injury in training camp, September 23, 1986.
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