Golden Knights land Sabres’ Jack Eichel in huge trade
Report: Here’s what Vegas gave up to land Jack Eichel in huge trade originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Here are the terms of the deal, per Dreger:
Vegas receives: Jack Eichel and a 2023 third-round pick
Krebs, 20, is a talented young center who is already playing at the NHL level after Vegas drafted him 17th overall in 2019. Tuch, a Boston College alum, is a sturdy winger who has scored at least 15 goals in three of his first four seasons.
The Golden Knights had some competition for Eichel, as the Calgary Flames reportedly offered Buffalo star winger Matthew Tkachuk, two draft picks and two prospects.
Instead, Eichel is head to Vegas, where he won’t see the ice for about four months due to upcoming disc replacement surgery, Dreger reports.
The Bruins were speculated as a possible landing spot for Eichel, who grew up in North Chelmsford, Mass., and played at Boston University. At 25 years old, he’s one of the best young centers in hockey and would have made Boston a serious Stanley Cup contender.
But reports in March suggested the Bruins would need to part with defenseman Charlie McAvoy or forward David Pastrnak in a deal for Eichel. Those are Boston’s two young cornerstones who will take the leadership torch from Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, so it’s probably for the best that the B’s stood pat, especially considering Eichel’s injury.
The Bruins also have to be pleased that Eichel is out of the Eastern Conference as they eye another playoff run.