In the early hours of Thursday morning everyone knew that Jack Eichel had been traded to the Vegas Golden Knights from the Buffalo Sabres, but the details of the trade and return for Buffalo weren’t made evident until everyone had woken up and had scrolled through Twitter a little bit already.
Don’t worry — this isn’t a post about Jack Eichel, since he did not attend Boston College.
In the trade, Buffalo acquired Boston College men’s hockey alum Alex Tuch, along with Peyton Krebs and a few draft picks. Tuch was three years into a 7-year extension he signed in Vegas after a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 2018. With the Golden Knights, Tuch had 139 points in 249 games, scoring 61 goals and 78 assists. In the 2018-19 season, he set an NHL career high with 20 goals and 32 assists for a total of 52 points.
Tuch played two seasons at BC, earning Hockey East All-Rookie honors his first year and then helping the Eagles to a Frozen Four berth his second year. He scored 62 points in 77 games as an Eagle. One of his more iconic moments was scoring the overtime winner at the Beanpot championship against Boston University in 2016.
In a way, being traded to Buffalo is a sort of homecoming (two hours away?) for Tuch, who was born in Syracuse and grew up in Baldwinsville, NY. He joins fellow BC alum Casey Fitzgerald in the Sabres organization.
Fun tweet roundup (warning, most of these are basically dunking on the Buffalo Sabres):
peyton krebs and alex tuch waking up and checking their phones pic.twitter.com/6Vtv4JOpQx— Ava ʅʕ•ᴥ•ʔʃ (@avatarrant) November 4, 2021
peyton krebs and alex tuch this morning pic.twitter.com/sPqff4ijbj— sammy (@holtbymoly) November 4, 2021
Alex Tuch and Peyton Krebs waking up this morning pic.twitter.com/aq9NwbwoLW— andrew the caps fan (@tjfloshie) November 4, 2021