The Anaheim Ducks have announced the re-signing of Patrick Eaves to a 3 year contract. Early reports suggest an AAV of around $3.1 million.
Eaves just wrapped up his 12th season in the pros and had the best year of his career, scoring a career high 51 points, 32 goals, and 19 assists. This was his first ever 30+ goal season in the pros.
Eaves spent much of this season with the Dallas Stars before being traded to Anaheim at the trade deadline. He has previously played for the Nashville Predators, Detroit Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes, and Ottawa Senators. The Senators chose him with the 29th overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to playing in the NHL, Eaves spent 3 seasons with Boston College and had 107 total career points.
Eaves has dealt with a number of injuries throughout his career, but seems to have reached his prime late in the game. If he continues playing the way he did in 2016-17, he should be a valuable asset for the Ducks over the next 3 years. Eaves is particularly good at placing himself to get rebounds and redirects, which might not be the prettiest goals but can make a huge difference in a game.
My family and I are very excited to be back @AnaheimDucks! This is a nice way to wake up in the morning! #MyNeighborsRule #quackattack pic.twitter.com/gireXRazEw— RealPatrickEaves (@Patrick_Eaves) June 24, 2017