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Sabres' Jack Eichel to participate in Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater competition

Sabres' Jack Eichel to participate in Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater competition
Posted at 3:42 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 03:42:46-05

ST. LOUIS (WKBW) — Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel is having an outstanding season for the blue and gold, and was named to his third consecutive all-star game appearance.

The Sabres forward has already tied his career-high in goals with 28 in just 48 games so far, and is ninth in the NHL in points with 62.

On Friday in St. Louis, Eichel will show off another set of his skills as he'll participate in the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater competition.

Eichel faces some tough competition including Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid who narrowly beat out Eichel in 2019, and Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon.

Eichel will join Team Atlantic for the 2020 NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, captained by Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak.