Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed right wing Patrick Eaves to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Eaves, 32, registered 17 points (11-6=17) in 54 regular-season games with Dallas in 2015-16. He ranked fifth on the Stars with five power play goals. Dallas was 9-0-0 in games in which he scored a goal, and 13-1-0 in games in which he tallied a point. On Feb. 11, he became the second player in franchise history to record a hat trick in the first period in a victory against Chicago. During the 2016 playoffs, the winger recorded 6 points (3-3=6) in 9 games.
The 11-year veteran has earned 190 points (99-91=190) in 545 career regular-season contests for Ottawa, Carolina, Detroit, Nashville, and Dallas. In two seasons with the Stars, Eaves has amassed 44 points (25-19=44) in 101 games. The forward has made seven Stanley Cup Playoffs appearances, recording 19 points (9-10=19) in 76 career postseason games.
"Patrick is extremely versatile and fills a number of roles on our team," said Nill. "He is a team-first player that makes whoever he's playing with better."
Representing the United States, he won the gold medal at the World Jr. Championships in 2004.
The 6-foot, 200-pound native of Calgary, Alberta was originally selected by Ottawa in the first round (29th overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft.