RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 24: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes his debut at home as Captain prior to a NHL game against the Boston Bruins on January 24, 2010 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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