The Nashville Predators have traded forward David Legwand
to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for forward Patrick Eaves
, Calle Jarnkrok
and a third-round draft pick.
Legwand, 33, has appeared in 62 games with the Predators this season, scoring 10 goals and 30 assists.
In the final year of a six-year, $27 million deal ($4.5 million AAV), he is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Legwand was selected second overall at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Predators and has spent his entire 16-year NHL career in Nashville.
In 956 career games with the Predators, Legwand has scored 210 goals and added 356 assists.
Eaves, 29, has scored two goals and three assists in 25 games with the Red Wings this season.
Originally selected 29th overall by the Ottawa Senators at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Eaves has scored 74 goals and 72 assists in 439 career games with the Senators, Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes.
Eaves is in the final year of a three-year deal he signed prior to the 2011-12 season worth an average annual value of $1.2 million.
Jarnkrok was selected in the second round (51st overall) by the Red Wings at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
In 53 games with the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins, Jarnkrok has scored 13 goals and 23 assists.