Brother of Marian and Anton. Father of Yan. Czech Elite League All-Star Team (1979, 1980) Czechoslovakian Player of the Year (1980) Calder Memorial Trophy (1981) WC-B All-Star Team (1995) Best Forward at WC-B (1995)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988)
Signed as a free agent by Quebec, August 26, 1980. Traded to New Jersey by Quebec for Craig Wolanin and future considerations (Randy Velischek, August 13, 1990), March 6, 1990. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, March 9, 1994.
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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