Sabres star Jack Eichel has a lucrative contract that kicks in this season – and a new place to live in Buffalo.
Eichel paid $985,000 for the waterfront townhouse owned by former Bills general manager Doug Whaley and Whaley's wife, Stephanie, according to a document filed Friday with the Erie County Clerk's Office.
The property on Ojibwa Circle was built in 2016 and purchased by the Whaleys that June for $752,000. Whaley served in a variety of roles with the Bills, starting in 2010, before he was relieved of his duties as general manager in spring 2017.
The three-story townhouse has four bedrooms and four bathrooms and is 3,451 square feet, according to real-estate listings.
Eichel, 21, who purchased the property under his given name John R. Eichel, this fall will begin his fourth season with the Sabres. The former No. 2 overall draft pick last year signed an eight-year, $80 million contract that takes effect with the new season.
Ojibwa Circle is located by the Erie Basin Marina.