It’s no secret that Jack Eichel has been the center of attention at this year’s Buffalo Sabres Prospect Development Camp at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo. After all, he was the number two overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, and is expected to be a major player for the Sabres going forward.
Other than his stint with Team USA at the World Championships earlier this year, the development camp has been the first taste of professional hockey for the 18-year old from Boston; his first taste of what his coaches expect from him going forward.
Thursday proved to be the toughest on-ice session of the week due it being more conditioning and testing than any individual skill drills. Still, it was important for players to show what they can do in these types of situations, including speed, acceleration and cutting.
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Eichel spoke with the media after the session, giving his thoughts on conditioning, what he’s learned during his first week with the Sabres, his teammates and the anticipated record crowd for the team’s Blue and Gold Scrimmage on Friday Night.
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