Brother of Peter and Anton Czech Elite League All-Star Team (1978, 1979)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1983)
Scored total of 236 goals in 369 Czech Elite League games. Did not play during 1980-81 season preparing to defect to North America in June, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Quebec, August 26, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, August 12, 1985.
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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