2014-15: Appeared in 49 regular-season games during his first season with Pittsburgh Ranked fourth among team defensemen in points (14) All three goals he scored during the season were game-winning goals moving his career total to 24 (fifth among active NHL defensemen).
Traded to Vancouver by San Jose with Brad Lukowich for Patrick White and Daniel Rahimi, August 28, 2009. Traded to NY Islanders by Vancouver for NY Islanders' 4th round choice (later traded to Columbus Columbus selected Josh Anderson) in 2012 Entry Draft, June 28, 2011. Traded to Buffalo by NY Islanders for Buffalo's 4th round choice (Loic Leduc) in 2012 Entry Draft, June 29, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Krefeld (Germany), September 17, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2014.
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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