The Buffalo Sabres signed center Jack Eichel to an eight-year, $80 million contract extension on Tuesday evening.
The 20-year-old is now the highest-paid player in franchise history.
Eichel was the second overall pick in the 2015 draft after the Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, who inked his own eight-year extension worth $100 million this summer.
In 61 games last season, Eichel had 24 goals and 33 assists. An ankle injury delayed his start to the season last year. As a rookie, he had 24 goals and 32 assists in 81 games as a teenager in 2015-16.
Eichel finished 11th in the NHL with 0.93 points per game and led the league with 4.1 shots per game last season while also leading the Sabres in points.
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