The Dallas Stars have traded Patrick Eaves to the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional second-round pick.
The Stars will get the middle pick of the three second-round picks the Ducks have in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.
The pick turns into a first-round pick if the Ducks advance to the Western Conference finals and Eaves plays in 50 percent of the games or more.
Here is the official release:
FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired a conditional second-round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft in exchange for right wing Patrick Eaves. Based on draft position, Dallas will receive the middle pick of Ottawa, San Jose or Toronto’s second-round selections in 2017 per the conditions in which Anaheim acquired the pick from Toronto in a previous trade. Should Anaheim advance to the third round of the postseason and Eaves plays in 50% or more of their games in the first two rounds, the selection becomes the Ducks first-round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft.
Eaves, 32, has recorded 37 points (21-16=37) in 59 games played this season. In three seasons with the Stars, he appeared in 160 regular season games posting 81 points (46-35=81).
The 6-foot, 200-pound native of Calgary, Alberta was signed as a free agent by Dallas on July 1, 2014.