Recalled from Albany (AHL)/returned to lineup Apr. 9 at TB...Played in 21 of 29 NHL games Nov. 11-Jan. 8...Recorded 1a Dec. 3 vs. Phi...Made NHL debut/posted 1a Nov. 11 vs. Min...Has 1g-8a-9pts with 56 PIM 44 games with Alb. this season...2013-14: Tied for team lead with 75 GP and was fourth with +12 rating in first full AHL season...Had points in back-to-back games twice: Apr. 11-12 (2a) & Jan. 7-10 (2a)...Scored goal Dec. 28 vs. Por...Recalled by NJ under emergency conditions on Nov. 27; re-assigned to Alb. later that day Signed entry-level contract on Apr. 11, '13 Made professional debut Apr. 13 vs. Bng.; appeared in four games with Albany after completing his collegiate career Posted 7g-20a-27pts & 122 PIM in 150 games in four seasons at the University of Minnesota (WCHA); Gophers advanced to the Frozen Four in 2012 Also played two seasons with Sioux City (USHL); recorded 7g-20a-27pts & 101 PIM in 116 games and played in the league s All-Star game in 2009.
Signed Letter of Intent to attend University of Minnesota (WCHA) in fall of 2009.
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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