Brother of Denny Ken McKenzie Trophy (U.S.- Born Rookie of the Year IHL) (1997)
Played football at Lanse Creuse High School, 1987-1992. Ruled academically ineligible by NCAA for remainder of 1993-94 season. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September 5, 1997. Traded to Ottawa by Chicago for Justin Hocking, August 21, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Houston (IHL), October 9, 1999. Traded to Cincinnati (IHL) by Houston (IHL) for Steve Bancroft with Ottawa retaining his NHL rights, January 19, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 28, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Kassel Huskies (Germany), December 10, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Linkoping (Finland), September 11, 2002.
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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