The Dallas Stars have traded forward Patrick Eaves to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 2017 conditional second-round pick, the team announced Friday.
The 32-year-old winger has 21 goals (tying Tyler Seguin) and 16 assists on the season, and will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
The 2016-17 campaign has seen several career highs for Eaves, including goals and overall points (37) through 59 games. He has also been a key part of the Stars’ power play.
The winger has registered a total 120 goals and 107 assists in 604 career regular season games split between the Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Detroit Red Wings, and Stars.
Eaves was the target of plenty of trade talk leading up to the March 1 deadline, and with the struggling Stars currently sitting outside the playoff picture, the club is looking more like sellers than buyers this year.