Traded to Regina (WHL) by Seattle (WHL) for Regina's 3rd round choice (later traded to Kamloops, Kamloops chose Scott Wagner) in 2002 WHL Bantam Draft, September 3, 2000. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to concussion vs. Florida (ECHL), February 12, 2002. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to foot injury suffered in off-season training, July 31, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Worcester (AHL), November 4, 2004.
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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