Mike Eagles was drafted 116th overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. He played 853 career NHL games, scoring 74 goals and 122 assists for 196 points. Throughout his career, Eagles played for the Quebec Nordiques (1982-1988), the Chicago Blackhawks (1988-1990), the Winnipeg Jets (1990-1994), and the Washington Capitals (1994-2000). During his time with the Capitals, he played in the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals against the Detroit Red Wings.
In 2002, he was named head coach of the St. Thomas University Tommies of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (now U Sports Canada). During his first year, he led the Tommies to a league championship, and was also named CIS coach of the year. In 2011, he left his coaching position to become St Thomas's Athletic Director.