Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Eichel to pursue next challenge now; signs 3-year ELC with Buffalo--UPDATED

To the surprise of almost no one in the hockey community, Terrier freshman Jack Eichel has signed a three-year entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres, who had made him the second overall selection in last weekend’s NHL Entry Draft. The All-American and Hobey Baker Award winner gives up his remaining NCAA eligibility. Reports indicate that the 6-2 forward from North Chelmsford, Mass., will earn a guaranteed $950,000 per year. With performance bonuses, that could grow to $2-3 million.

Eichel flew to Buffalo where he was met by the Sabres President Ted Black, signed his contract and met with the Buffalo media.  His first pro game in Boston will be December 26.


● Press conference (video)
● report
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● SB Nation report
● Boston Herald report 
● Buffalo News: Eichel’s maturity will serve him well
BU Today Eichel to Buffalo
Andover Townsman Assist from Eichel for young Andover boy 

Looking back

David Warsofsky, a member of the Terrier defense corps on the 2009 national championship team, has signed a one-year free-agent contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. It’s a two-way contract with an average annual value of $600,000. Originally drafted by St. Louis in 2008, his rights were traded to the Bruins in 2010.

In three seasons at BU, Warsofsky scored 68 points (22G, 46A), including a goal in the first Frozen Fenway game, a 3-2 BU win over BC.  As a pro, he’s played 240 games for AHL Providence and 10 for the Boston Bruins, tallying a goal and two assists.

● Penguins announcement
 WEEI Blog report

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