COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 11: Chris Chelios #24 of the Atlanta Thrashers stretches prior to the start of their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 11, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Chelios is playing in his first NHL game this season. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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