Jack Eichel to sign with Sabres, part ways with BU

UPDATE: Eichel officially signed a three-year deal with the Sabres this afternoon. Here’s our full report on The Daily Free Press.

Center Jack Eichel will leave BU and sign a deal with the Buffalo Sabres, and is expected to sign a contract on Wednesday, a source confirmed with The Daily Free Press.

Eichel, who was drafted second overall by the Sabres on Friday night, was reportedly weighing his options and waiting to decide whether to turn pro until after the draft.

Shawn Stepner of WKBW, the ABC affiliate in Buffalo, first reported that Eichel will sign his deal Wednesday. And it looks like Eichel is already in Buffalo:

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

From the FreeP: Evan Rodrigues to sign deal with Buffalo Sabres

UPDATE (12:50 p.m.) The story has been updated with quotes from Rodrigues. Check it out here.

Boston University senior assistant captain Evan Rodrigues will sign an entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres, sources confirmed with The Daily Free Press.

A skilled two-way forward who was able to impact the game in multiple facets, Rodrigues often drew praise from his coach, David Quinn, who lauded his ability to make his presence felt both on and off the score sheet.In four years with the scarlet and white, Rodrigues tallied 121 points, helping BU clinch a Beanpot title, a Hockey East Championship and an appearance in the national title game during his senior campaign.

A skilled two-way forward who was able to impact the game in multiple facets, Rodrigues often drew praise from his coach, David Quinn, who lauded his ability to make his presence felt both on and off the score sheet.

“I’ve seen it ever since I got to BU,” Quinn said on Feb. 7. “He’s just an incredibly smart player, works hard, competes, has a great skill set and he can skate. Other than that, he can’t really do too much.”

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