Draft: Ottawa 2003 (1-29-1)
Acquired: 2/11/08, Trade with OTT
First NHL Game: 10/11/05; 4-2 OTT W @ MTL
First NHL Point: 10/15/05; 5-1 OTT W vs. BOS (assist)
First NHL Goal: 10/24/05; 3-2 L @ CAR
Most Goals, Game: 2-2x (Last: 1/11/07; 6-4 OTT W @ NYR)
Most Assists, Game: 2 (4/6/06; 5-3 OTT L vs. MTL)
Most Points, Game: 3-2x (Last: 1/11/07; 6-4 OTT W @ NYR)
Most Penalty Min, Game: 15 (12/19/06; 7-2 OTT L vs. BOS)
Patrick and his fiance, Katie, were engaged over the Fourth of July weekend this past off-season... Patrick spends his summers in Fairbault, MN and does a lot of work with WomenAid International ... He was born in Calgary, but grew up mostly in the United States as his family followed his father’s hockey playing and coaching career... Patrick has dual citizenship and represents the United States in international competitions... His father, Mike, played in the NHL for the Minnesota North Stars and Calgary Flames and has coached in the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins... Mike Eaves is currently the head coach at the University of Wisconsin... Patrick’s uncle, Murray, played in the NHL with Winnipeg Jets and Detroit Red Wings... His brother, Ben, has been a part of the Pittsburgh Penguins organization and played in Finland in 2007-08... Patrick’s favorite team growing up was the Buffalo Sabres and his favorite player was Pat LaFontaine... His first youth hockey team was the Cherry Hill (NJ) Gladiators and his first job was working at an ice rink... The Kooks are the most played band on his iPod, and his guilty pleasure is chocolate... Patrick’s favorite vacation spot is Montana, favorite movie is Kingpin, favorite television show is The Office and favorite video games are Rock Band and Mario Kart... The current celebrity Patrick would most like to meet is Anna Faris... He wears number 44 because it was assigned to him at training camp in Ottawa... His favorite meal is a cheeseburger, favorite website is YouTube.com and favorite book is Ken Follet’s Pillars of the Earth... His biggest talent outside of hockey is ping-pong... The place in the Triangle he visits most is Crabtree Valley Mall... His favorite former teammates are Mike Fisher and Dany Heatley.
Completed his third NHL season and first with Carolina... Scored five goals and earned 10 assists (15 points) in 37 games, splitting the season between Ottawa and Carolina... Played in just 11 of Carolina’s final 24 games after being acquired from the Senators on 2/11... Missed the final five games of the season after he underwent shoulder surgery on March 28... Placed on injured reserve 3/28 (shoulder surgery)... Scored his first goal as a Hurricane, beating his former team with a power-play tally vs. OTT (3/16)... Earned his first point as a Hurricane with an assist on Cole’s first goal vs. NYR (2/28)... Made his Hurricanes debut in a 2-1 win vs. NJ (2/26)... Activated from injured reserve 2/26... Placed on injured reserve on 2/14... Missed his final six games with Ottawa from 1/29-2/9 and his first seven games with Carolina from 2/12-2/23 with a shoulder/neck injury... Acquired from Ottawa along with Joe Corvo in exchange for Mike Commodore and Cory Stillman (2/11)... Recorded an assist in his first game back at WSH (1/15) after missing 24 games with a shoulder injury... Earned his only multi-point game of the season by netting the game-winning goal and tallying an assist vs. TOR (11/6)... Recorded his first goal of the season at NYR (10/13)... Earned his first point of the season, an assist, vs. TOR (10/4)... Games missed due to injury or illness: 42 (shoulder: 11/22-1/13; shoulder/neck: 1/29-2/23; illness: 3/25; shoulder surgery: 3/28-4/4)... Longest assist streak: 2 games (1/15-1/17: 0g, 2a; 2/28-3/1: 0g, 2a)... Longest point streak: 2 games (10/11-10/13: 1g, 1a; 10/27-11/1: 1g, 1a; 1/15-1/17: 0g, 2a; 2/28-3/1: 0g, 2a; 3/16-3/19: 1g, 1a)... Multi-point games: 1 (11/6 v. TOR: 1g, 1a).
Is in his fourth NHL season and second with Carolina... Signed a three-year contract with the Hurricanes on June 4, 2008... Won a gold medal representing the United States at the 2004 World Junior Championships, notching one goal and five assists (6 points) in six games
1999-00: Recorded 47 points (23g, 24a) in 50 games for Shattuck St. Mary’s
2000-01: Was a part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, MI... Earned 38 points (19g, 19a) in 47 games and added 16 points (8g, 8a) in 12 international contests
2001-02: Notched 53 points (25g, 28a) in 49 games in the United States National Team Development Program’s under-18 team
2002-03: Completed his freshman season at Boston College, notching 10 goals and eight assists (18 points) in 14 games for the Eagles... Had six multi-point games, including three- and four-point efforts... Named Hockey East Rookie of the Month for October after earning Rookie of the Week honors three times... Missed 20 games due to a neck injury suffered at Maine (12/7)
2003-04: Finished tied for third among Eagles skaters in scoring with 41 points (18g, 23a) and tied for third in Hockey East with 26 points (12g, 14a) in 20 conference games... Had 11 multi-point games including a hat trick... Missed four games due to injury... Named to JOFA All-America second team, Hockey East all-conference second team and MVP of the NCAA’s Northeast Regional, after recording five points (3g, 2a) in two games... Helped lead Boston College to victories against Michigan and Niagara en route to the Frozen Four... Selected to compete for the United States at the 2003 World Junior Championships but did not play due to injury
2004-05: Served as an assistant captain for Boston College in his junior season... Registered a team-high 48 points (19g, 29a)... Had 15 multi-point games... Missed four games due to injury... Selected as Hockey East Player of the Month for October and January... Earned All-America and all-conference first-team honors... Was selected as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in all of college hockey... Captured a share of the Norman F. Dailey Award as team MVP... Notched five points (2g, 3a) in two games against Massachusetts in the Hockey East tournament
2005-06: Netted 20 goals during his rookie season in the NHL with Ottawa... Ranked tied for ninth among NHL rookies in goals (20) and second among rookies in shooting percentage (20%)... Started the season with Binghamton (AHL) and was recalled five times... Made his professional debut with Binghamton at PHI (10/8)... Made his NHL debut with Ottawa at MTL (10/11)... Earned his first NHL point with an assist vs. BOS (10/15)... Tallied his first NHL goal at CAR (10/24), beating Martin Gerber... Scored his first career shorthanded goal vs. CAR (12/28)... Missed one NHL game due to injury and another because of the flu... Made his NHL playoff debut in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. TB (4/21)... Beat John Grahame for his first NHL playoff goal in Game 3 of the Conference Quarterfinals at TB (4/25)
2006-07: Earned career highs in points (32) and assists (18)... Had six multi-point games... Played in his 100th career NHL game vs. BUF (1/3)... Notched 10 points (6g, 4a) during the month of January... Missed four regular-season games due to injury... Played in seven of Ottawa’s games during the Senators’ run to the Eastern Conference title... Missed seven playoff games due a head injury suffered in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Pittsburgh.