Eichel changes his jersey number to 9

July 06, 2018 - 3:32 pm
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Sabres center Jack Eichel has changed his jersey number going forward, swapping his old number 15 in favor of number 9. 

For Eichel, the number switch means a lot to him, “For a long time, the number nine has always been a part of my identity as both a person and as a player,” Eichel said. “The opportunity opened up to switch and I felt it was the right time to make the change as I begin the next phase of my career as a Sabre.” 

The Sabres have announced in a press release that the team will offer a discount to fans looking to exchange their #15 Eichel jerseys for the new #9 Eichel jerseys. 

Eichel wore #9 for his lone season at Boston University.

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