Jack Eichel's First 200 Career NHL Points – Die By The Blade

Sometimes, it seems like just yesterday that the Buffalo Sabres were drafting Jack Eichel. Now, a few years later, Eichel is proving himself as a star NHLer and leader, captaining the Sabres and a critical part of their recent success.

On November 19, in a win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, Eichel notched the 200th point of his NHL career. It took him 230 games to reach that milestone – one of the best in Sabres history.

Among players who reached the 200-point marker faster with Buffalo: Richard Martin (189 games), Gilbert Perreault (194 games), Alexander Mogilny (199 games) and current head coach Phil Housley (212 games).

Here’s a closer look at the first 200 points of Eichel’s NHL career, all with the Buffalo Sabres.

Of those 200 points, a whopping 123 were assists. The other 77 were goals.

Eichel’s first NHL point, of course, came in his first NHL game, back on October 8, 2015. He scored the lone goal in that 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

The first assist of his NHL career came 13 games later against the Vancouver Canucks. That night, Eichel registered a pair of helpers and his first multi-point NHL game.

The first point streak of his career would come at the same time, a three-game streak from November 5-10, 2015. He registered five points (2-3).

On December 26, 2015, Eichel gave Sabres fans a holiday present in a four-point performance against the Boston Bruins. He scored twice and added a pair of assists.

Four would be his record for points in a single game – until an incredible five-assist performance on March 31, 2018 in a win against the Nashville Predators, when he tied a franchise single-game record. (On a college hockey note, Eichel had also recorded five assists in his first-ever college

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