Jack Eichel has been playing perhaps his best NHL hockey. ©2018, Hickling Images, Olean Times Herald

Sabres’ Jack Eichel named to first NHL All-Star Game

BUFFALO – With a team-high 17 goals and 39 points through 43 games, center Jack Eichel is on pace for the Sabres’ first 30-goal, 70-point season since winger Jason Pominville in 2011-12.

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.

One thought on “Sabres’ Jack Eichel named to first NHL All-Star Game”

  1. I cannot understand why…! Good Lord he has no leadership and can’t play a 2 way NHL game.

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