Patrick Eaves
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHDATE: 05/01/1984
AGE: 32
DRAFTED: OTT: 2003-29 overall
Entering his sixth NHL season and second with the Red Wings...Won a gold medal representing the United States at the 2004 World Junior Championships, registering one goal and five assists in six games…Has also played for the Ottawa Senators and the Carolina Hurricanes during his career…Has 13 career multi-point games.
Finished the season with 12 goals, his highest total since the 2006-07 season with Ottawa (14)…Appeared in 65 games, registering 22 points (12-10—22), 26 PIM and an even rating…Notched the 100th point of his NHL career when he scored on 12/17 vs. Tampa Bay…Scored his first goal as a Red Wing on 10/29 at Edmonton…Recorded two multi-point games in 2009-10 (10/29 at Edmonton and 12/5 at New Jersey)…Played in the 300th game of his NHL career on 3/27 at Nashville…Averaged 13:26 of ice time during the regular season…Appeared in only 8 postseason games for Detroit…Missed 4 games due to a hip injury…Failed to register a point during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs…Averaged 11:57 of ice time during the postseason.

2008-09: Appeared in a career-high 74 games...Missed eight games due to injury…Finished season with 14 points (6-8—14)…Ranked fifth among Hurricanes skaters in plus/minus (+7)...Was third among Hurricanes forwards in hits (134)...Was fifth among Carolina forwards in total shorthanded ice time (117:37)... Scored his sixth goal of the season, registered five hits and was (+1) at Florida (3/23)...Scored a shorthanded goal and a power-play goal at Washington (3/3) for his only multi-point game of the season... Netted his second goal of the season and registered four hits at Phoenix (2/7)...Scored his first goal of the season at Atlanta (12/26)...Registered a season-high six hits vs. Pittsburgh (12/4)...Appeared in all 18 postseason contests for the Hurricanes... Scored his first goal of the playoffs in Game 2 at Ppittsburgh (5/21)... Registered five hits in Game 3 vs. Boston (5/6)... Registered six hits, an assist and three takeaways in Game 3 vs. New Jersey (4/19)...Made his Hurricanes playoff debut in Game 1 at New Jersey (4/15).

2007-08: Scored five goals and earned 10 assists (15 points) in 37 games, splitting the season between Ottawa and Carolina…Missed 42 total games due to injury...Played in just 11 of Carolina’s final 24 games after being acquired from the Senators on 2/11… Missed the final five games of the season after he underwent shoulder surgery on March 28…Scored his first goal as a Hurricane, beating his former team with a power-play tally vs. OTT (3/16)…Earned his first point as a Hurricane with an assist on Erik Cole’s first goal vs. NYR (2/28)…Made his Hurricanes debut in a 2-1 win vs. NJ (2/26)…Missed his final six games with Ottawa from 1/29-2/9 and his first seven games with Carolina from 2/12-2/23 with a shoulder/neck injury…Acquired from Ottawa along with Joe Corvo in exchange for Mike Commodore and Cory Stillman (2/11)…Earned his only multi-point game of the season Nov. 6 vs. TOR (1-1—2).

2006-07: Earned career highs in points (32) and assists (18)…Had six multi-point games…Played in his 100th career NHL game vs. BUF (1/3)…Notched 10 points (6g, 4a) during the month of January…Missed four regular-season games due to injury… Played in seven of Ottawa’s games during the Senators’ run to the Eastern Conference title…Missed seven playoff games due a head injury suffered in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Pittsburgh.

2005-06: Netted 20 goals during his rookie season in the NHL with Ottawa…Ranked tied for ninth among NHL rookies in goals (20) and second among rookies in shooting percentage (20%)…Started the season with Binghamton (AHL) and was recalled five times…Scored his first career shorthanded goal vs. CAR (12/28)… Tallied his first NHL goal on Oct. 24 at CAR (Gerber)… Earned his first NHL point with an assist vs. BOS on Oct. 15…Made his NHL debut with Ottawa at MTL on Oct. 11… Missed one NHL game due to injury and another because of the flu…Made his NHL playoff debut in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. TB (4/21)…Beat John Grahame for his first NHL playoff goal in Game 3 of the Conference Quarterfinals at TB (4/25).

2004-05: Served as an assistant captain for Boston College in his junior season…Registered a team-high 48 points (19g, 29a)…Had 15 multi-point games… Missed four games due to injury…Selected as Hockey East Player of the Month for October and January…Earned All-America and all-conference first-team honors… Was selected as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in college hockey… Captured a share of the Norman F. Dailey Award as team MVP… Notched five points (2g, 3a) in two games against Massachusetts in the Hockey East tournament.

2003-04: Finished tied for third among Eagles skaters in scoring with 41 points (18g, 23a) and tied for third in Hockey East with 26 points (12g, 14a) in 20 conference games…Had 11 multi-point games including a hat trick…Missed four games due to injury…Named to JOFA All-America second team, Hockey East all-conference second team and MVP of the NCAA’s Northeast Regional, after recording five points (3g, 2a) in two games…Helped lead Boston College to victories against Michigan and Niagara en route to the Frozen Four…Selected to compete for the United States at the 2003 World Junior Championships but did not play due to injury.

2002-03: Completed his freshman season at Boston College, notching 10 goals and eight assists (18 points) in 14 games for the Eagles…Had six multi-point games, including three- and four-point efforts…Named Hockey East Rookie of the Month for October after earning Rookie of the Week honors three times… Missed 20 games due to a neck injury suffered at Maine (12/7).

Patrick and his wife, Katie, spend their summers in Fairbault, MN.  Patrick does a lot of work with WomenAid International.  He was born in Calgary, but grew up mostly in the United States as his family followed his father’s hockey playing and coaching career. Patrick has dual citizenship and represents the United States in international competitions. His father, Mike, played in the NHL for the Minnesota North Stars and Calgary Flames and has coached in the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Mike Eaves is currently the head coach at the University of Wisconsin.  Patrick’s uncle, Murray, played in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets and Detroit Red Wings. His brother, Ben, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Patrick’s hockey hero growing up: Pat LaFontaine…Favorite musical artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers…Favorite food: Five Guys cheeseburgers…Favorite sport besides hockey: table tennis.