Signed as a free agent by Florida, September 30, 1997. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to back injury in training camp, September, 2001. Traded to Ottawa by Florida for Ottawa's 9th round choice (Luke Beaverson) in 2004 Entry Draft, September 10, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 23, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 2, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, August 20, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Krefeld (Germany), July 3, 2008.
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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