SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 18: Dion Phaneuf #3 of the Calgary Flames skates away as Manny Malhotra #27 of the San Jose Sharks teammates celebrate a goal during an NHL game at the HP Pavilion on January 18, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/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