March 28, 2017 –The Buffalo Bisons today announced that Buffalo Sabres center JACK EICHEL will throw the Ceremonial First Pitch on Opening Day, Thursday, April 6th as the Bisons begin their 30th season of professional baseball at Coca-Cola Field.

The game between the Bisons and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will begin at 2:05 p.m. with all Coca-Cola Field gates opening at 1:00 p.m. The team will hand out 2017 Magnetic Schedules to all in attendance, presented by Falken Tires. Fans are encouraged to arrive at their seats by 1:30 p.m. to enjoy all the planned Opening Day ceremonies.

Opening Day tickets, as well as all Bisons 2017 season tickets and ticket packages are on-sale now on or by calling (716) 843-HERD. All Opening Day tickets purchased before Thursday, April 6 are $2.00 off their regular price.

Eichel is putting the wraps on his second professional season and has already become an elite scorer in the National Hockey League. He has 23 goals and 32 assists this year in just 55 games for the Sabres. The North Chelmford, MA-native was selected by the Sabres with the second overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

-the herd-

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