Jack Eichel named NHL Third Star of the Week

Eichel’s seven points in four games, earned him NHL third star of the week honors

The NHL announced their Three Stars of the Week this morning and Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel was named the third star of the week. The other two stars were John Carlson of the Washington Capitals and Tristan Jarry of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Eichel scored seven points in four games last week for the Sabres to earn accolades from league. He’s currently in the middle of a 13-game point streak in which he’s picked up a total of 23 points over that stretch.

The Sabres captain has 18 goals and 42 through 31 games this season. That puts him on pace for a career high in goals (48) and points (110). If he continues to be an impact player the way he has through the first quarter of the season and the Sabres do make it into the playoffs, it’s possible that Eichel could be in the discussion for an ever bigger award (Hart Trophy) come the end of the season.