The Ducks picked up Patrick Eaves today in a trade with the Dallas Stars.
conditional 2nd round pick 2017
Eaves is 32 years old and has put up an impressive career high in goals this year with 21. He is currently tied for fourth in the National Hockey League with 11 power play goals as of today. Eves has a total of 37 points to this point in the season for the Stars.
New Player Profile
Name: Patrick Eaves
Height: 6 0
Weight: 200 lbs
Eaves played for the United States in the 2004 World Junior Championships and won gold with the team that year. He played 3 years with Boston College where he won the Hockey East Player of The Year in the 2004-2005 season.
Eaves was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the 2003 Entry draft. He was selected as the 29th overall pick. He put up 120 goals and 107 assists for a total of 227 points and 198 Penalty Minuets in 604 games played with the Senators. He played there from 2005 until 2008. He Played with the Carolina Hurricanes from 2007-2009, played with the Detroit Red Wings from 2009-2014, played for the Nashville Predators in 2014-2017.
Eaves also brings some solid playoff experience with him as he has played in 76 post-season games in his career. For his career he has 9 goals and 10 assists in those playoff games for 19 total points. In 2009 Eaves made it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals with the Hurricanes.
This is a solid pick up for the Anaheim Ducks as they look to add a bit more scoring depth and a veteran presence to the locker room as they get ready for what they hope to be a long extended playoff run. With his impressive power play scoring this year that is sure to be the difference in a few extra points down the stretch. Those extra points down the stretch can be the difference between making the playoffs and watching them from your couch.
The Ducks seem to have many of the pieces in place if they can do a bit of tweaking and really get the team firing on all cylinders they could do some serious damage once they get to the playoffs.
This was a solid pick up and a reasonable price I grade this deal overall a B+ for the Ducks
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