Will be playing for Canada for the eight time in his career - has captured two first-place finishes (gold medal at 2002 Olympics and 1st place at 2004 World Cup); and two silver medals (1996 and 2005 World Championship).
Is competing in his fourth consecutive Olympic Winter Games (1998, 2002 and 2006), though he did not see any action at Nagano in 1998.
Most memorable international experience is winning gold at Salt Lake City in 2002 - he led all goaltenders with a 1.80 goals-against average.
Led Canada to victory at 2004 World Cup of Hockey, leading the tournament in wins (5) and goals-against average (1.00) and was named to the All-Star Team.
His father, Denis, was the long time photographer for the Montreal Expos and Canadiens and played goal on Canada's 1956 Olympic hockey team that won a bronze medal.
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
TONIGHT ON NHL NETWORK
5:00 ET: NHL Live Powered by Constellation 7:00 ET: NHL Tonight 10:30 ET: NHL Tonight 11:30 ET: On The Fly