3 Reasons Why Jack Eichel Is More Than A Franchise Player

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 04: Jack Eichel #9 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a third-period power-play goal against the St. Louis Blues during their game at T-Mobile Arena on December 04, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Blues defeated the Golden Knights 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 04: Jack Eichel #9 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a third-period power-play goal against the St. Louis Blues during their game at T-Mobile Arena on December 04, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Blues defeated the Golden Knights 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /
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Despite what the negative souls have told you, Eichel isn’t cancerous in the locker room and in Las Vegas. He’s been the opposite, becoming a community staple in Sin City. In October, he hosted children from a local charity, going trick-or-treating with them. The star center donated $40,000 to Best Buddies, which was the organization that he hosted.

It’s not just his community work. He’s also earned the respect of his teammates and peers. Whether it’s Alex Pietrangelo or players outside the Golden Knights organization, people have noticed a complete turnaround. 

Of course, it hasn’t been this way. Last season, Bruce Cassidy called out Eichel’s play, stating he needed to play at the level he’s capable of. The rest is history and you know the ending.

Eichel’s ability to take constructive criticism soundly has paid off for the Golden Knights. He’s improved his game and those around him as a result, catapulting Vegas to currently having the most points in the NHL.