Earlier this offseason Jack Eichel made a jersey change. With Evander Kane now in San Jose, Jack switched from #15 to #9, the number he wore while at Boston University.
And TODAY it was announced that the 21-year-old (he turns 22 October 28th) will be the Sabres captain for the upcoming season.
#Sabres Captain Jack Eichel: “It’s really humbling. Just to be in the consideration would be an honor. It’s a huge honor. Obviously I’ve shown how invested I am in this city and I’m excited for the future.” pic.twitter.com/vgeCzCOfCz— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) October 3, 2018
Eichel signed an 8-year, $80 million contract extension last October meaning he should be in Buffalo through 2026.
For a bonus, here's a look back at all of Jack's goals from last year.