Signed as a free agent by Boston, January 20, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 13, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 3, 2002. Spent majority of 2003-04 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, August 1, 2005. Claimed on waivers by Montreal from St. Louis, January 23, 2006. Spent majority of 2006-07 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, August 1, 2005.Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 3, 2007.
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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