Top Prospect Jack Eichel Has Bright Future


Top hockey prospect, and Massachusetts native Jack Eichel is one player who will be highly sought after in this summers 2015 National Hockey League’s Entry Draft at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, the home of the Florida Panthers.

The 6’-1” forward from North Chelmsford, Massachusetts is currently ranked second in the Central Scouting system and has been on the radar from every NHL team’s scouting staff since he was a fifteen year old playing in the United States National Team Development Program Under-18 team. Eichel is the second highest Massachusetts born prospect to gain so much hype since Peabody Mass. native Bobby Carpenter was the Washington Capitals first round selection (third overall) back in the 1981 NHL draft.

On April 29, 2014 the young Eichel was prepared to make the next step in his young hockey career, when he signed a letter of intent to play in Hockey East for the Boston University Terriers. This season as a BU freshman, Eichel has been everything that has been expected from a high ranked prospect. In his first four games of this season with BU, Eichel has scored four goals and contributed with four assists, and leads the Terriers with an impressive +9.

Eichel is an extremely gifted player, with an impeccable work ethnic. He has above average strength, and is able to skate long shifts, while being a very strong back checker. Eichel has a very good shot, and very quick release, but has been known as a “pass first” player. His “vision” and “hockey IQ” are among the very best that this years NHL Draft eligible group has to offer.

Unlike Carpenter, or any other player whom made the jump the NHL after high school, it would be wise for the team that picks Eichel this coming June to let him finish his development at the NCAA College level, before making his professional appearance in the American Hockey League, or the NHL.