Left University of Denver (WCHA) and signed as a free agent with Calgary (WHL), January 10, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Ljubljana (Slovenia), December 6, 2004. Traded to Vancouver by Washington for Matt Cooke, February 26, 2008. Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from Vancouver, October 21, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, November 2, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Koln (Germany). August 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Hamburg (Germany). April 9, 2012.
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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