Eichel, 21, has often dazzled throughout his three-year career, showcasing slick talents few players possess. In the last few weeks, Eichel has played perhaps his best NHL hockey, compiling nine goals and 15 points in the last 11 contests.
This afternoon, Eichel was rewarded for his strong season, earning his first spot in the NHL All-Star Game. Eichel, one of six forwards on the Atlantic Division’s team, will be the Sabres’ lone representative at the festivities Jan. 27 and 28 in Tampa.
Eichel, the second overall pick in 2015, has 65 goals and 152 points in 182 career NHL appearances.