Report: Eichel and the Sabres agreeing on a contract extension

October 3, 2017

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Kathryn Tappen of NBC Sports was first to report that the Sabres are about to announce a long term deal with Jack Eichel.

I have a source that told me it would average $10.25 million over eight years. I have been in contact with the Sabres and they did not confirm the report.

Eichel's agent told the Buffalo News that they're in "serious talks."

Pierre LeBrun reports that they're just ironing out a few last minute details.

Eichel is in the final year of his rookie deal and reportedly was looking for $11.5 million per season.

Connor McDavid singed an extension that will average $12.5 million starting next season. Leon Draisaitl got $8.5 million on his extension.