Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wings sign Patrick Eaves to a one-year deal

Per the AP:

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have signed free agent forward Patrick Eaves to a one-year contract.

The team said Tuesday it would not disclose additional terms.

Eaves is entering his fifth season in the NHL. He had six goals, eight assists and 31 penalty minutes with Carolina last season.

The 25-year-old native of Calgary, Alberta, scored 20 goals for Ottawa during his rookie season of 2005-2006 and had 14 goals and 18 assists a season later.

And guess what? He shoots right. He was also bought out for $1.1 million from the Bruins. According to Emperor Kukla, Bruce Macleod is reporting a $500k salary. This would still leave some room for additional moves to be made.

What do you think of the signing?

1 comment:

  1. For $500k, it's all on the kid to make it or break it. If he can't hack it, the low salary number basically erases the mistake. I am worried that he's going to have Dan Cleary to live up to and that's a bit of a tall order, but if he can be only a 2/3rds Dan Cleary, I'm very happy with the signing.