Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 14, 1998. Traded to Phoenix by St. Louis for Phoenix's 5th round choice (Lee Stempniak) in 2003 Entry Draft, June 21, 2003. Traded to Toronto by Phoenix with Boston's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Toronto selected Matt Frattin) in 2007 Entry Draft for Mikael Tellqvist, November 29, 2006.
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