Claimed by Florida from Pittsburgh in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to hernia injury vs. Carolina, November 15, 2000. Missed entire 2002-03 due to wrist injury vs. Montreal, January 20, 2002. Officially announced retirement, September 20, 2003.
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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