NHL All-Rookie Team (1996)
Missed majority of 2001-02 due to chest (October 10, 2001 vs. Minnesota) and wrist (December 26, 2001 vs. Ottawa) injuries. Missed majority of 2002-03 season in contract dispute with Boston. Traded to San Jose by Boston with Boston's 4th round choice (Torrey Mitchell) in 2004 Entry Draft for Jeff Hackett and Jeff Jillson, January 23, 2003. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to concussion vs. Springfield (AHL), December 10., 2008.
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