Claimed by Montreal as a fill-in during Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Traded to Pittsburgh by Montreal for Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice (later traded to Winnipeg Winnipeg selected Peter Taglianetti) in 1983 Entry Draft, September 26, 1980. Traded to Hartford by Pittsburgh for Hartford's 6th round choice (Paul Edwards) in 1981 Entry Draft, February 20, 1981.
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