SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 09: Kirk Maltby #18 of the Detroit Red Wings and Scott Nichol #21of the San Jose Sharks collide in front of the goal at HP Pavilion on January 9, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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