His seven points in fourteen games don’t do justice to the kind of game Eichel has been playing for the Sabres. The newly turned 19-year-old is the guy you want with the puck on his stick in crunch time. His vision is out of this world, making crisp, quick passes or lofting the across ice saucer pass. He knows where the puck has to be at all times.
His wicked wrist shot doesn’t hurt either. Goalies can hardly see the puck before it’s behind them. Eichel’s five goals are the early season lead for the Sabres, and there have been some highlight reel ones thrown in there. From his first career goal against the Senators to the one man effort in Columbus, nobody expects Eichel to slow down.