BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 05: Justin Peters of the Carolina Hurricanes heads a soccer ball in front of teammate Eric Staal and his shadow while warming up to play the Buffalo Sabres on February 5, 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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