COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 15: Mike Commodore #22 of the Columbus Blue Jackets blocks a shot by Dustin Penner #27 of the Edmonton Oilers on March 15, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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