Claimed by Atlanta from Edmonton in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999. Traded to Los Angeles by Atlanta with Nelson Emerson for Donald Audette and Frantisek Kaberle, March 13, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 7, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 31, 2003.
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