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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS OTTAWA SENATORS.
Ottawa Sentaors Patrick Eaves is caught between Pittsburgh Penguins Colby Armstrong and Josef Melichar in the second period of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff game at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 15, 2007. Eaves was removed from the ice on a stretcher. (UPI Photo/Archie Carpenter)
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Patrick Campbell Eaves (born May 1, 1984) is a professional ice hockey forward, currently a member of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Born in Calgary and raised in the United States, Patrick holds Canadian and American citizenship and has represented the United States in international ice hockey tournaments. He is the son of retired American ice hockey player Mike Eaves, and brother of ice hockey player Ben Eaves.

Patrick attended Shattuck-St Mary's School which is an Episcopal Church-affiliated boarding school in Faribault, Minnesota. Patrick played his collegiate hockey at Boston College. After a very good freshman year the Senators drafted him 29th overall in the first round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He played two more years with the Eagles, where he won several awards, including Hockey East Player of the Year, earned All-America and All-Conference first-team honors, and was a Hobey Baker Finalist. Also during that time he represented his country at the 2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, tallied one goal and five assists in six games. In 2005, he decided to leave Boston College to sign with the Ottawa Senators.

Eaves started the 2005-06 season with the Binghamton Senators in the AHL, and after a good start he was called up to Ottawa, hitting the 20 goal plateau in the NHL. The playoffs, however were a disappointment as they lost to the Buffalo Sabres in the second round.

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