Son of Gordie Brother of Mark OJHL Second All-Star Team (1971) WHA Second All-Star Team (1977)
Selected by Houston (WHA) in 1973 WHA Professional Player Draft, June, 1973. Rights traded to Detroit by Montreal for cash and future considerations, February 25, 1977. Signed as a free agent by New England (WHA), June, 1977. Rights retained by Hartford prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Traded to Boston by Hartford for future considerations, October 1, 1982. Traded to Hartford by Boston for future considerations, September 29, 1983.
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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