Eichel finishes 3rd in fastest skater competition

Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (15) during the Skills Competition for the NHL All Star game festivities Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. The game takes place Sunday afternoon. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – There’s a reason why nobody reportedly wanted to face Oilers star Connor McDavid in the NHL All-Star Fastest Skater Skills Challenge.

He can actually fly.

McDavid defended his “Fastest Skater” title, becoming the first to repeat in the event, with a lightning fast lap of 13.454 seconds.

Sabres star forward Jack Eichel, who is participating in his first All-Star Weekend, finished third (13.828) behind Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point, who clocked in at 13.579 seconds.



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