Signed as a free agent by California, September, 1974. Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Traded to Colorado by Cleveland with Ralph Klassen for Rick Jodzio and Chuck Arnason, January 9, 1978. Traded to Cleveland by Colorado for cash, May 11, 1978. Placed on Minnesota reserve list after Cleveland-Minnesota Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1979.
Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.
— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL