The Detroit Red Wings
have reportedly agreed to terms with pending unrestricted free agents Jonathan Ericsson
and Patrick Eaves
According to TSN, Ericsson, a reliable defenseman who eats valuable minutes along the blue line, signed a three-year contract worth $9.75 million on Thursday night.
The Sporting News reported Friday morning that Eaves, a useful role player along right wing for coach Mike Babcock, inked a three-year, $3.6 million deal on Friday morning. Eaves had 13 goals and 20 points in 63 regular-season games in 2010-11.
Eaves, who signed a free-agent contract with the Wings in August 2009, has played in 370 career games spanning seven seasons, including stints with the Ottawa Senators
and Carolina Hurricanes
. He's produced 70 goals and 132 points with a plus-11 rating.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Ericsson, drafted by the Wings in the ninth round (No. 291) in 2002, had 3 goals and 15 points in 74 regular-season games last season. He chipped in with a goal and 2 assists in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.In 163 career regular-season games spanning three-plus seasons, Ericsson has 9 goals and 33 points.