Friday, March 7, 2014

Jack Eichel To OHL? [Update]

TSN’s Bob McKenzie went on Twitter this afternoon and dropped some bombs.
As McKenzie also noted, the only way Eichel could move to the OHL is if Saint John placed him on waivers and every other QMJHL team passed on him. That would seem unlikely, especially with the Quebec Remparts being the Quebec Remparts. But, as McKenzie also notes, far stranger things have happened in the CHL.

Eichel, who was a 10th-round pick of the Sea Dogs in last year’s QMJHL Entry Draft, is expected to play at Boston University next season. There has been talk of him challenging Connor McDavid for the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens here, especially with Darrell Young now running the show in Saint John. With the exception of Charlie Coyle, the Sea Dogs have had little luck attracting American players despite the city being predominantly English speaking and an hour from the border.

SB Nation’s college hockey blog has a great rundown of everything.

On a side note, how great is Bob McKenzie? The guy knows how to spell Saint John correctly.

UPDATE: Darrell Young laughs at these rumours.

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