The Red Wings have re-signed forward Patrick Eaves to a one-year contract.
Eaves, 26, was a first-round draft pick (29th overall) of the Ottawa Senators in 2003t. He spent his first four NHL campaigns with the Senators and the Carolina Hurricanes before signing with Detroit for the 2009-10 season.
In 65 games with the Red Wings, he finished with 12 goals and 10 assists. He also appeared in eight postseason games last season. In 307 career NHL games, Eaves has registered 57 goals and 55 assists for 112 points.
You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.
— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense