2013-14: Skated in 10:42 at TBL, Mar. 10 Recalled from Portland (AHL) on Mar. 9 Led the Pirates and was 5th in the AHL in scoring (23-35-58 in 56 games ) at the time of his recall Skated in 14:11 of ice time with 2 shots vs. NSH, Oct. 31 Recorded his 1st career NHL point (assist) and his 1st career NHL multi-point game (0-2-2) vs. LAK, Oct. 29 Recalled from Portland (AHL) Oct. 27 Collected 5-3-8 in 6 games with the Pirates at the time of his recall.
2012-13: Skated in 9:02 vs. DAL, Feb. in his season debut with Coyotes Recalled from Portland (AHL) on Feb. 1 Played in 70 games with the Pirates, recording 19-24-53 as an alternate captain.
NOTES: 2010-11 Hobey Baker Award winner as member of Miami (OH) RedHawks (CCHA) Assistant captain for Miami...Led the nation in scoring (24-47-71) in 2010-11 and was CCHA Player of the Year...Had a 17-game point streak (Jan. 8 - Mar. 19) that season during which he posted 38 points (tying school record).
CCHA Second All-Star Team (2010) CCHA First All-Star Team (2011) CCHA Player of the Year (2011) NCAA West First All-American Team (2011) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (2011) AHL Second All-Star Team (2014) AHL First All-Star Team (2015)
Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, April 2, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 3, 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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