VANCOUVER, CANADA - DECEMBER 26: Mason Raymond #21 of the Vancouver Canucks knocks down Steve Staios #24 of the Edmonton Oilers with a hit along the side boards during the first period of NHL action on December 26, 2009 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Kim Stallknecht/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