Red Wings sign free agent forward Eaves to one-year contract Staff

8/4/2009 3:33:21 PM

The Detroit Red Wings signed free agent forward Patrick Eaves to a one-year, $500,000 contract on Tuesday.

Over his 74 games with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2008/09, the 25-year-old scored six goals with eight assists and a plus-7 rating. Eaves has played in 242 career NHL games and has score 45 goals and added 45 assists.

He was originally selected in the first round (29th overall) by the Ottawa Senators in the 2003 Entry Draft.