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BREAKING: Jack Eichel Traded To Knights

The Jack Eichel era in Buffalo is mercifully over.

Tuesday night during the ESPN’s NHL broadcast, Emily Kaplan said that the Eichel trade had reached “the one-yard line,” with the final deal down to Calgary or Vegas.

It appears Vegas was the winner.

Even though the Flames reportedly offered Matthew Tkachuk as part of the deal, the Sabres were clearly looking for more futures in the trade with Tuch being a former Minnesota 18th overall pick in 2014 who hasn’t scratched his full potential in Vegas. Krebs was the 17th overall pick in 2019 and Sabres GM Kevyn Adams must like the upside he possesses.

Dreger also reports the Knights are allowing Eichel to have his disc replacement surgery soon.

The 25-year-old has five years left on an eight-year, $80 million contract, which features a no-trade clause that kicks in next summer.

Eichel, picked second overall out of Boston University in the 2015 NHL Draft, has 139 goals and 176 assists for 355 points in 375 career NHL games.

Stay tuned for more.


Steve Auld

Steve Auld

My name is Steve and I am from the very noble Auld clan of Niagara, where we respect our elders and follow the golden rules: elbows up, and keep your stick on the ice. When not tearing up beer league or ball hockey, I enjoy the occasional downtime I have with my fiancée and son. Love me some music too, all kinds. If you feel I did a good job or you want to argue, feel free to leave a comment!
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