Details of a Failed Blockbuster Trade Involving Jack Eichel Revealed

Published August 29, 2023 at 8:20 PM

The Jack Eichel trade and injury saga played out over several months. He was injured and wanted a specific neck surgery and the Buffalo Sabres did not approve of his choice. This led to tension and an eventual trade request by Jack Eichel.

Eichel Joins The Sens?

According to a post from a user on X Jack Eichel was almost traded to a division rival. The Ottawa Senators were rumored to be in the Jack Eichel sweepstakes.

The trade would've taken Jake Sanderson and other assets to Buffalo and Jack Eichel to Ottawa. This deal would ultimately fall through due to the Sens not wanting to part with Jake Sanderson.

A Look Back At The Jack Eichel Trade And Its Effects

The Jack Eichel trade was a blockbuster that led him to end up in Vegas. Here are the details as a refresher.

The Sabres received forwards Peyton Krebs, and Alex Tuch, a top 10 protected first-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, and a second-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft. As a result of this, the Sabres ended up with a top-line forward in Alex Tuch, a young playmaker in Peyton Krebs, and then a 2022 First Round Pick that turned into Noah Ostlund. The second-round pick was used to trade for Jordan Greenway.

The Golden Knights got Jack Eichel they also received a third-round pick in the 2023 draft. Of course, as a result of this Eichel became the first-line center for the Golden Knights. On their recent Stanley Cup run Eichel was one of their best forwards.

As for the Ottawa Senators, they got to keep their assets the main one being Jake Sanderson. Sanderson has turned into one of the better young defensemen in the NHL. The Senators would've also likely had to part with multiple other picks as well.

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Details of a Failed Blockbuster Trade Involving Jack Eichel Revealed

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