Sabres star Jack Eichel donates 5,000 medical masks

sabres-jack-eichel-celebrates-goal-against-senators

Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9). (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel has purchased 5,000 personal protective equipment masks to be distributed to local hospitals dealing with shortages as a result of the new coronavirus.

Eichel purchased the masks from Bauer Hockey, which has shifted its production from making sports equipment during the pandemic.

Eichel says he is thankful to the medical professionals “on the front lines taking care of our community.” Eichel’s mother is a nurse at Boston Medical Center, though she recently took time off to care for her husband, who is recovering from shoulder replacement surgery.

Eichel has a sponsorship deal with Bauer.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.