Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel shared his openness to playing for the Boston Bruins in an interview with Boston 25 News on Friday.
Eichel, a native of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, discussed the possibility of of playing for his hometown team in a segment called “Zip Trip.”
“I think every kid grows up you know, dreaming of playing for their hometown team,” Eichel said in the interview. “You know, whether that happens now or later in my career.”
"Jack, come to Boston!" @sara_underwood interviewed NHL star Jack Eichel for the first Zip Trip of the summer. Did you know he's from North Chelmsford?
— Boston 25 News (@boston25) July 9, 2021
The Sabres’ captain shared his side of a disconnect with the team at the end of Buffalo’s last-place season in May.
“Whatever. Who knows if it ever happens?” Eichel asked. “You know, it would be pretty cool, but who knows what’s going to happen in the next little bit?”
Eichel has five years left with a $10 million annual cap hit on his current deal the Sabres.