Neil Eisenhut, who was born in Osoyoos, British Columbia on February 9, 1967 was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in 1987 before spending four years playing hockey for the University of North Dakota. With his collegiate career over, Eisenhut began playing professionally, spending the 1991-92 season with the Milwaukee Admirals of the International Hockey League. For his second pro season, Eisenhut switched to the American Hockey League and the Hamilton Canucks but also improved his numbers notching 22 goals and 62 points. The following year, Eisenhut made it to the show, suiting up for 13 games with the Vancouver Canucks and scoring one goal and three assists. However, the bulk of that season was spent back in Hamilton as their captian.