Buffalo, N.Y. (WGR 550) – Sportsnet in Canada is reporting that Jack Eichel is leaving agents Peter Fish and Peter Donatelli of Global Hockey Consultants and going with Pat Brisson of Creative Artists Agency.
Eichel has been frustrated with this process since he spoke to the media back in May. He wants a disk replacement surgery for a herniated disk in his neck, while the Buffalo Sabres are not comfortable with that and are recommending a disk fusion.
Fish and Donatelli put out a statement in late July, saying the process wasn’t working. In my mind, that full statement from Fish and Donatelli hurt Eichel more than it helped him. It actually made it harder for Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams to trade his captain.
Brisson represents stars like Pat Kane, Jonathan Toews, Nate MacKinnon, Sidney Crosby and John Tavares.
The Sabres will be getting their younger players together again this season for a Prospects Challenge at Harborcenter. It starts on Sept. 17, but it’s not known if the same teams will be there. Those teams are the Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins.