Jack Eichel has emerged as one of the NHL’s most explosive players.
At the time of this writing, the Buffalo Sabres’ young phenom currently boasts more points (49) than stars like Patrick Kane (47), Alex Ovechkin (45) and Sidney Crosby (43).
Eichel, a 22-year-old center, is one of the most physically freakish players in hockey. He placed 3rd in the Fastest Skater Event at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and his strength is nothing short of herculean.
You can’t survive in the NHL without spending serious time training off the ice, and Eichel has been a notorious gym rat since his early teens. While clicking around on YouTube the other day, we discovered this video of a 16-year-old Eichel hang cleaning 300 pounds, and making it look easy:
That video came from elite strength coach Ben Bruno, who trained Eichel in his younger days. Seeing the wiry young hockey phenom crush a 300-pound Hang Clean gives you an idea of how strong and explosive he was, even in high school.
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