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2014 NHL Draft
Patrick Eaves

Patrick Eaves  #17

Dallas Stars  Right Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: May 1, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Calgary, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 187 DRAFTED: OTT / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (29th overall)

- Missed the final 12 games of the season with a lower-body injury.

- Made his Preds debut on March 6 against St. Louis, posting 6:59 of ice time and two hits.

- Had five points (2g-3a) in 23 games with Detroit in 2013-14, and six points (4g-2a) in eight games with Grand Rapids (AHL).

- A two-time All-American at Boston College. Recorded 107 points (47-60-107) in 84 games (2002-05).

- His father, Mike, who played for Minnesota and Calgary and coached Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, is the current head coach of the men’s hockey team at the University of Wisconsin.  His brother Ben played in the Preds system during the 2009-10 season.

- Titles won: 2004 World Junior Championship


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 choice (Craig Cunningham) in 2010 Entry 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.
Quote of the Day

We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp