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BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 14: Jack Eichel #9 of the Buffalo Sabres takes a shot during warm ups before the game against the Washington Capitals at KeyBank Center on January 14 , 2021 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images)

Star forward Jack Eichel is finally on the move, but it’s not to his hometown Boston Bruins. Instead, the Buffalo Sabres reportedly completed a deal overnight with the Vegas Golden Knights. Sabres PR confirmed the trade Thursday morning.

As TSN’s Darren Dreger first reported, here are the full trade details:

Golden Knights get:
C Jack Eichel
2023 third-round pick

Sabres get:
C Peyton Krebs
RW Alex Tuch
2022 first-round pick
2023 third-round pick

The Golden Knights originally drafted Krebs with the 17th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Tuch, originally a first-round pick of the Minnesota Wild in 2014, has scored 61 goals and 139 points in 249 games with Vegas.

Based on reporting from The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, the Bruins were not among the teams who got close to making a deal for Eichel. LeBrun listed the Golden Knights, Carolina Hurricanes, and Calgary Flames as the finalists.

If Eichel, a native of North Chelmsford, Mass., wants to play for the hometown team at some point in his career, he’ll have to wait. He heads to Vegas with four years remaining at $10 million annually.

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