Brother of Ted Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1996, 1997) NCAA East Second All-American Team (1996) Hockey East Player of the Year (1997, 1998) NCAA East First All-American Team (1997, 1998) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1997) Hockey East First All-Star Team (1998) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (1998) NHL All-Rookie Team (1999) Calder Memorial Trophy (1999)
Rights transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Calgary by Colorado with Stephane Yelle for Derek Morris, Jeff Shantz and Dean McAmmond, October 1, 2002. Traded to Buffalo by Calgary with Steve Begin for Steve Reinprecht and Rhett Warrener, July 3, 2003. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2007. Missed majority of 2010-11 season due to hand and knee injuries. Officially announced his retirement, August 19, 2011.
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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