|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
| NHL team|
| Toronto Maple Leafs|
San Jose Sharks
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft|| 169th overall, 2008|
Ben was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks (169th overall) in the 6th round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He played four seasons at Boston College.
On October 29, 2010 the Blackhawks recalled him from the AHL's Rockford IceHogs to make his NHL debut in a home game against the Edmonton Oilers.
On April 8, 2011, Ben scored his first NHL goal against Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings.
On April 15, 2011, he scored 2 goals against the Vancouver Canucks in a 4-3 loss in only his second NHL playoff game.
On April 24, 2011, during Game 6 of the Western Conference quarterfinals, Ben scored the overtime goal on a rebound against the Vancouver Canucks' goaltender, Roberto Luongo to force a Game 7 in Vancouver after the Canucks had previously been leading the series 3-0. The Blackhawks ended up losing Game 7 in overtime.
On June 17, 2013, Ben was called up to play his first Stanley Cup Finals game, a 2-0 loss to the Boston Bruins.
On June 24, 2013, he won the Stanley Cup when the Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.
On June 27, 2014, the Blackhawks signed Ben to a two-year contract extension, but on March 2, 2015, he was traded by the Blackhawks to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Andrew Desjardins.
Ben scored his first goal with the Sharks the same day in their shutout game against the Montreal Canadiens.
Despite putting up acceptable numbers with the Maple Leafs, Ben was placed on waivers by the team on March 30, 2016. He cleared the following day and was assigned to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2014–15||San Jose Sharks||NHL||19||2||3||5||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||San Jose Sharks||NHL||6||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||San Jose Barracuda||AHL||14||8||2||10||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for United States|
|Bronze||2015 Czech Republic|
Ben represented the United States in the 2015 Men's World Ice Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic where the United States won third place behind Canada & Russia.
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||2008|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||2010|
Ben was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and raised in Avon, Connecticut.