BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres officially announced Thursday they have traded forward Jack Eichel to the Vegas Golden Knights.
The trade was first reported by TSN's Darren Dreger Thursday morning. Dreger said that the Sabres traded Eichel and a 2023 third round pick in the NHL draft to Vegas for forwards Peyton Krebs, Alex Tuch, a first round pick in the 2022 NHL draft, and a second round pick in the 2023 NHL draft.
Tuch is a Syracuse native. His brother Luke played for the Buffalo Junior Sabres and was drafted in 2020 by the Montreal Canadiens. He has played 225 games in the NHL, scoring 61 goals, 78 assists and 71 penalty minutes.
Krebs has only played 13 NHL games so far. In those 13 games, he has scored one point.
According to Dreger, Eichel is expected to have the disc replacement surgery he wanted and the Sabres disagreed over "very soon."