WASHINGTON DC, DC - MARCH 08: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is stopped on a first period scoring chance by Marty Turco #35 of the Dallas Stars on March 8, 2010 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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