Traded to Pittsburgh by Edmonton for Pittsburgh's 7th round choice (Brandon Lafrance) in 1996 Entry Draft, June 22, 1996. Claimed by Columbus from Pittsburgh in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Biel-Bienne (Swiss-2), January 6, 2005. Traded to Anaheim by Columbus with Francois Beauchemin for Sergei Fedorov and Anaheim's 5th round choice (Maxime Frechette) in 2006 Entry Draft, November 15, 2005.
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