OHL Second All-Star Team (1993)
Claimed by Nashville from Vancouver in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Cambridge (OHA-Sr.), October 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Dundas (OHA-Sr.), February 10, 2005. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to sports hernia (October 25, 2005 vs. Chicago) and wrist (February 6, 2006 at Dallas) injuries. Traded to Carolina by Nashville for Josef Vasicek, July 18, 2006. Traded to Washington by Carolina for Washington's 7th round choice (later traded to Philadelphia Philadelphia selected Ricard Blidstrand) in 2010 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010.
Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.
— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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