SAINT PAUL, MN - MARCH 7: (L-R)Niklas Backstrom #32, Antti Miettinen #20, and Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild and Team Finland pose with their Olympic bronze medals prior to the game against the Calgary Flames at the Xcel Energy Center on March 7, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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