EHL North First All-Star Team (1973)
Signed as a free agent by Boston, September 12, 1968. Missed entire 1970-71 due to retina-reattachment surgery, July, 1970. Signed as a free agent by NY Raiders (WHA), September, 1972. Transferred to San Diego (WHA) after New York-Jersey (WHA) franchise relocated, April 30, 1974. Traded to Cincinnati (WHA) by San Diego (WHA) for Cincinnati's 3rd round choice (Mark Suzor) in 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, June, 1975.
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