Stars send Eaves to Ducks for second round pick

Ross Houston
February 25, 2017

The Anaheim Ducks added scoring punch ahead of next week's National Hockey League trade deadline, acquiring right wing Patrick Eaves from the Dallas Stars on Friday for a conditional second-round draft pick.

A veteran of five teams, Eaves signed a one-year, $1 million extension with Dallas before the season.

Eaves was tied with Tyler Seguin on top of the Stars leaderboard with a career-high 21 goals this season.

Nill could be asking for a first- or second-round draft pick and a prospect in exchange for Eaves, a price some teams may be willing to pay.

The 32-year-old Eaves is now a massive bargain given his scoring output this season.

Anaheim is in need of goal-scoring threats and veteran tenacity, particularly while Antoine Vermette is under a 10-game suspension. Anaheim is the sixth National Hockey League franchise for Eaves, who has been in Dallas since 2014. Eaves has also been very effective on the power play with 11 goals scored on the man advantage.

The Ducks announced the deal Friday. The pick will upgrade to a first rounder should the Ducks advance to the Conference Final and Eaves plays in half their games.

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