Per Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register on Twitter, the Anaheim Ducks have re-signed Patrick Eaves to a three-year deal. The LA Times’ Curtis Zupke tweets that the announcement was made prior to the draft starting. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun tweets that the AAV is around $3.15MM and broke the deal down further here.
Eaves had a career year, starting with the Dallas Stars before being traded to Anaheim mid-season. The 33-year-old winger had 37 points (21-16) with the Stars and added another 14 (11-3) once he went to the Ducks. Eaves suffered an injury in the playoffs that ended his run after seven games, but apparently, Anaheim had seen enough, inclined to re-up him for another three years.