Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 6 2009. Missed majority of 2011-12 as a healthy reserve. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Norfolk (AHL), October 3, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, January 17, 2013. Traded to Philadelphia by Anaheim for Harry Zolnierczyk, April 1, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 as a healthy reserve.
Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.
— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL