UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 16: Rick DiPietro #39 of the New York Islanders skates in warm ups prior to his first home game of the season against the Buffalo Sabres at the Nassau Coliseum on January 16, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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