Jim Eagle was born in Vancouver in 1943. He won a Memorial Cup in 1963 with the Edmonton Oil Kings before enrolling at the University of Denver.
During his career at DU, Jim scored 6 goals and had 22 assists from the blueline. He graduated with a Commerce Degree in 1966 and played minor league hockey for several seasons.
He continued to be involved in hockey as a scout for the Vancouver Canucks, as well as owning a successful restaurant chain and several Thoroughbred racehorses in Washington state.