Sabres Send Eichel to Vegas

11/05/2021 Sabres Send Eichel to Vegas

By: Jeff Yoder

Golden Knights Acquire Sabres’ C Jack Eichel in NHL Blockbuster

An injured Jack Eichel is heading to the desert. The Buffalo Sabres’ No. 2 overall pick from 2015 was traded to the Golden Knights on Thursday in exchange for a haul of players and picks. Eichel wanted out of Buffalo after a disagreement on how to treat his herniated disk last offseason. Now, with the 25-year-old set to have surgery this week, he’ll return to the ice for Las Vegas in roughly 12 weeks.


Trade Details

Golden Knights Get: Jack Eichel

Sabres Get: Peyton Krebs, Alex Tuchs, Future 1st & 2nd Round Picks


The Calgary Flames were also deep in trade talks with the Sabres but the asking price was too high. Eichel is entering Year 4 of his 8-year, $80 million contract.


Additional Storylines

SI: The Eichel Trade: Vegas’ Cup-Clincher, or Vegas’ Icarus Moment?

CBS Sports: Jack Eichel, Sabres Saga Explained: How a Medical Disagreement Led to Trade


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