Jack Eichel (via Bauer/Twitter)
Sabres fans waiting to see Jack Eichel in Buffalo blue and gold for the first time don’t have to wait any longer. Bauer announced the rookie signed withthe company Thursday and the first promotional photo shows Eichel suited up in his Sabres gear.Thanks to additions such as Evander Kane, Ryan O’Reilly and coach Dan Bylsma, the anticipation for the new-look Buffalo Sabres is high. But it’s the excitement around potential star Jack Eichel that really has Sabres fans anxiously awaiting puck drop. Eichel has taken part in scrimmages, development camp and has been around the team for more than a month at this point, but finally fans can get their first look at what the young No. 15 will look like in Sabres blue and gold. As part of a promotional announcement for Eichel joining the Bauer Hockey roster, the 2015 draft’s second overall selection took part in a photoshoot in which he donned full gear. Here it is, Sabres fans: Connor McDavid, the first overall selection in 2015 by the Edmonton Oilers, signed a five-year extension with hockey giant CCM-Reebok. While financials of the deal between Bauer and Eichel have not been released, it was believed the deal for McDavid was worth somewhere in the $1 million range. If Eichel got near that amount, the two players will likely be 1-2 in yet another category: sponsorship dollars for an NHL rookie.