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Patrick Eaves
Patrick Eaves
Right Wing
Number: 17
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Right
Born: May 1, 1984  (Age 30)
Birthplace: Calgary, AB, Canada
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Acquired: Signed by the Red Wings as a free agent on August 4, 2009.
Drafted: OTT / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
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


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.


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