SUNRISE, Fla. (WIVB) – Draft day is finally here and Jack Eichel is finally a Sabre. Buffalo drafted the Boston University freshman with the second overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft Friday night.
Eichel, the 2015 Hobey Baker Award winner as college hockey’s top player, is one of two prospects seen as potential franchise players in this year’s draft, along with first overall pick Connor McDavid.
Going into the draft, Sabres Director of Amateur Scouting Greg Royce said the Sabres believe he could end up as the top player in this year’s draft class.
“Very exciting, I think a franchise player. He does things that are unexpected, high hockey sense, unbelievable skater. He’s going to be a number one center for a long time,” Royce said.