DENVER - DECEMBER 22: Pucks sit at the feet of a Colorado Avalanche player during warm-ups against the Anaheim Ducks at the Pepsi Center on December 22, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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