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Eichel changing his number

Forward reveals No. 9 on the back of his jersey

The future captain of the Buffalo Sabres has a new jersey number. Jack Eichel posted a couple of photos on his Instagram account hinting, and confirming, that he has changed his jersey number from #15 to #9.

New season, old number.

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He has worn his #15 for the past three years, but has opted to make the switch. #9 was his dad’s favorite number.

Eichel stated the following to the Buffalo news:

“For a long time, the number nine has always been a part of my identity as both a person and as a player. The opportunity opened up to switch, and I felt it was the right time to make the change as I begin the next phase of my career as a Sabre.”

Previously, the number was taken by Evander Kane, and before that, Derek Roy, Steve Ott, and Vaclav Varada. Eichel will be the 19th Sabres player to wear #15.

Kevin founded the site in 2008 and it has taken off ever since. He graduated from Buffalo State College with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

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