The Dallas Stars announced today that they have traded winger Patrick Eaves to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a conditional second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
The conditions to the pick are as followed: “Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired a conditional second-round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft in exchange for right wing Patrick Eaves . Based on draft position, Dallas will receive the middle pick of Ottawa, San Jose or Toronto’s second-round selections in 2017 per the conditions in which Anaheim acquired the pick from Toronto in a previous trade. Should Anaheim advance to the third round of the postseason and Eaves plays in 50% or more of their games in the first two rounds, the selection becomes the Ducks first-round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft.”
Eaves, 32, has 21 goals and 37 points on the year which are both career highs. Doing that in just 59 games, Eaves also has 16 penalty minutes and is -10 on the season.
Eaves has played 13 seasons in the NHL which he played for Ottawa, Carolina, Detroit, Nashville and Dallas. In 604 NHL games Eaves has recorded 120 goals, 107 assists and 227 points. He also brings a veteran leadership and 76 games of NHL playoff experience.
Eaves is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the off season and currently holds a cap hit of $1 000 000.