Monday, June 26, 2017

Ducks Liked What They Got From Eaves

Somewhere along the line, I missed the signing of forward Patrick Eaves in Anaheim, so I'll have to make up for it right now.

On Friday, Eaves re-signed with the Ducks, getting a new 3-year deal, worth $9.45 million in total, a $3.15 million cap hit per season.

Obviously, the Ducks were very pleased with the performance that they got after acquiring the veteran winger from the Dallas Stars at the trade deadline, to the point where a new deal was offered and they fully expect him to do much of the same for the next few seasons.

After the trade to the Ducks, Eaves played in 20 games, scoring 11 goals and 14 points, before suffering a leg injury, forcing him to miss the last 10 games of the playoffs, the time of year he was brought in to help the team with.

In the overall scope, however, the 33-year old veteran finished with 32 goals and 51 points in 72 games between Dallas and Anaheim, which had him ranked 85th among all forwards and with his goal-scoring prowess improved by the move to Anaheim, the prospect of a good season in 2018 is certainly there.

Forwards Cap Defense Cap Goalies Cap
Corey Perry 8.625 Hampus Lindholm 5.250 John Gibson 2.300
Ryan Getzlaf 8.250 Sami Vatanen 4.875 Dustin Tokarski 0.650
Ryan Kesler 6.875 Cam Fowler 4.000
Rickard Rakell 3.800 Brandon Montour 0.925
Jakob Silfverberg 3.750 Korbinian Holzer 0.900
Patrick Eaves 3.150 Shea Theodore 0.863
Andrew Cogliano 3.000 Josh Manson 0.825
Antoine Vermette 1.750
Jared Boll 0.900
Nick Ritchie 0.894
Ondrej Kase 0.670
Logan Shaw 0.650
Chris Wagner 0.638
Corey Tropp 0.625

Salary CapThe Ducks also re-signed a fringe defenseman in Korbinian Holzer over the weekend, as they are starting to round out their roster. The 22-man group above is now coming in at $66.4 million, which includes their buyout totals and it leaves them about $8.6 million in cap space for the rest of the summer.

Anaheim doesn't have a lot of in-house work left to do, so they should be able to use most of that space for upgrades, if they so choose.  There are still some young names on their current projected roster, which will likely be addressed, but their defense is already rounding into form.

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