Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Patrick Eaves
Patrick Eaves was born May 1, 1984 in Fairbault, Minnesota. The first round, 29th overall selection of the Ottawa Senators in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Eaves is a graduate of Shattuck St. Mary's High School in Minnesota.

In the fall of 2000, Eaves joined USA Hockey's National Development Program and spent two seasons with the under-18 U.S. team before enrolling at Boston College in the fall of 2002. Eaves went on to play three seasons at BC registering 107 points (47-60-107) and capturing numerous individual honours before opting to forego his senior in order to turn professional.

During the 2005-06 season Eaves spent the better part of the season with Ottawa while seeing limited action with the club's AHL affiliate in Binghamton. After a twenty goal season in Ottawa, Eaves returned to the Senators line up in 2006-07 and recorded a career high in points (32) and assists (21). In the playoffs following that season, Eaves took a violent check to the head and did not return to action until Game 5 of the Eastern Conferfence finals. Eaves saw action in seven playoff games in the 2007 NHL playoffs as the Senators captured the Eastern Conference championship. The following year, Eaves seperated his shoulder early into his 2007-08 season and was sidelined for 28 games. He returned later in the season but was dealt by the Senators along with Joe Corvo to the Carolina Hurricanes in exhange for Cory Stillman and Mike Commodore.

On the international stage, Eaves helped Team USA capture gold at the 2004 World Junior Championships.

Seeing diminished ice-time because of injuries, Eaves' point total dropped dramatically in 2008-09 and following the season he was sent from Carolina to Boston in exchange for blueliner, Aaron Ward. The Bruins quickly put Eaves on waivers and upon clearing, Eaves became an unrestricted free agent. It wasn't all bad news for Eaves that summer however, in August, he inked a one-year deal with the perennial powerhouse Detroit Red Wings.

On March 5, 2014, Eaves, along with Calle Jarnkrok, was traded to the Nashville Predators for David Legwand.

At the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, Eaves signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Dallas Stars. Though limited to just 47 games during his first season with the Stars, Eaves would contribute 14 goal and add 13 assists.

During the 2016-17 season, Eaves would find himself on the Stars' top line alongside Jaime Benn and Tyler Seguin. In 59 games he set a career-high with 21 goals. His strong play and pending free agency made him a likely trade candidate and on February 26, his time in Dallas would come to an end. He was sent to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a conditional draft pick.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1999-00 Shattuck-St. Mary's High-MN 50 23 24 47
2000-01 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-17 13 7 8 15 3
2000-01 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 34 12 11 23 75
2001-02 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 32 19 21 40 87
2001-02 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program USHL 9 1 4 5 18
2001-02 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 8 5 3 8 37
2001-02 United States WJ18-A 8 4 8 12 45 +10
2002-03 Boston College Eagles H-East 14 10 8 18 61
2003-04 Boston College Eagles H-East 34 18 23 41 66
2003-04 United States WJC-A 6 1 5 6 8 -1
2004-05 Boston College Eagles H-East 36 19 29 48 36
2005-06 Ottawa Senators NHL 58 20 9 29 22 +7 10 1 0 1 10
2005-06 Binghamton Senators AHL 18 5 8 13 10 -8
2006-07 Ottawa Senators NHL 73 14 18 32 36 +1 7 0 2 2 2
2007-08 Ottawa Senators NHL 26 4 6 10 6 0
2007-08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 11 1 4 5 4 -2
2008-09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 74 6 8 14 31 +7 18 1 2 3 13
2009-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 65 12 10 22 26 0 8 0 0 0 2
2010-11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 63 13 7 20 14 -2 11 3 1 4 6
2011-12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 10 0 1 1 2 0
2012-13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 34 2 6 8 4 -1 13 1 2 3 4
2013-14 Detroit Red Wings NHL 25 2 3 5 2 -4
2013-14 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 8 4 2 6 8 +1
2013-14 Nashville Predators NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -3
2014-15 Dallas Stars NHL 47 14 13 27 8 +12
2015-16 Dallas Stars NHL 54 11 6 17 27 -5 9 3 3 6 2
2016-17 Dallas Stars NHL 59 21 16 37 16 -10
2016-17 Anaheim Ducks NHL 20 11 3 14 8 +8 7 2 2 4 6
NHL Totals 624 131 110 241 206 83 11 12 23 45


Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2004) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2004) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2005) NCAA East First All-American Team (2005) Missed majority of 2002-03 due to neck injury vs. University of Maine (Hockey East), December 7, 2002. Traded to Carolina by Ottawa with Joe Corvo for Cory Stillman and Mike Commodore, February 11, 2008. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to shoulder injury at Buffalo, November 21, 2007. Traded to Boston by Carolina with Carolina's 4th round pick (Craig Cunningham) in 2010 NHL Draft for Aaron Ward, July 24, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 4, 2009. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to head injury vs. Nashville, November 26, 2012. Traded to Nashville by Detroit with Calle Jarnkrok and Detroit's 2nd round pick (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Julius Bergman) in 2014 NHL Draft for David Legwand, March 5, 2014. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to pre-season knee injury and lower-body injury at Vancouver, March 19, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 1, 2014. Traded to Anaheim by Dallas for Anaheim's 1st round pick (later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Henri Jokiharju) in 2017 NHL Draft February 24, 2017.
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