Missed majority of 1968-69 due to knee injury vs. Chicago, December 13, 1968. Traded to Minnesota by Boston with Barry Gibbs for Minnesota's 1st round choice (Don Tannahill) in 1969 Amateur Draft and future considerations (Fred O'Donnell, May 7, 1971), May 7, 1969. Traded to California by Minnesota with Dick Redmond for Ted Hampson and Wayne Muloin, February 23, 1971. Selected by New England (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Boston by California for cash, March 5, 1972. Traded to Washington by Boston for cash, July 22, 1974.
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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