Jack Eichel has already drawn one big crowd in Buffalo. ©2015, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres to host prospects tournament in September

Jack Eichel’s first game action in a Buffalo uniform is just a month away. The Sabres will host a three-team “Prospects Challenge” tournament from Sept. 12-14 at the First Niagara Center and HarborCenter, the team announced today.

Eichel, the slick 18-year-old center the Sabres drafted second overall in June, will almost certainly participate in the round-robin challenge against prospects from the Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. Each team plays two games.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the FNC box office, by phone at 1-888-223-6000 or at Sabres.com.

The complete schedule:

Sept: 12: Buffalo vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m., FNC

Sept. 13: Boston vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m., HarborCenter

Sept. 14: Buffalo vs. Boston, 7 p.m., FNC

The Sabres drew an astounding 17,115 fans last month for Eichel’s development camp scrimmage debut. The team participated in the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich., for three years before pulling out.

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