GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 18: Matt Mendelsohn, an ice tech for the Phoenix Coyotes, helps get the ice surface ready before the Buffalo Sabres game on January 18, 2010 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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