SJHL Rookie-of-the-Year (1966)
Claimed by Minnesota from Boston in Intra-League Draft, June 11, 1969. Selected by Calgary-Cleveland (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Phoenix (WHA) by Cleveland (WHA) for Rick Newell and Rob Watt, November, 1975. Traded to Birmingham (WHA) by Phoenix (WHA) for future considerations, August, 1976.
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