SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 05: Mark Giordano #5 and Jarome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames, along with Douglas Murray #3, Manny Malhotra #27 and Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks all watch the puck bouce through the air during an NHL game on December 5, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.
— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL