LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings walks to the ice prior to the game against the Buffalo Sabres on January 21, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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