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Sabres allow Eichel fan to meet his 'towering' influence

When the Sabres were in Nashville last month, they set up a meeting between Jack Eichel and one his biggest fans.

They also documented the experience.

C.J. Gworek, 8, took inspiration from a Dan Dunleavy call in which the Buffalo announcer quipped fans could put another goal on the Eichel tower. Gworek took it literally and began building an Eichel tower, adding a puck whenever Eichel finds the net.

“He will jump off the couch and he’ll just grab one,” Gworek’s father, John, said to Sabres.com. “He absolutely wants to be the one to do it.

“There was something about this whole idea that Jack Eichel would know about it.”

Eichel learned about it and met with the Gworeks after the morning skate in Bridgestone Arena.

“It’s a pretty cool thing you’ve got going on,” Eichel said before autographing a puck. “Add it to the tower.”

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