VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 18: Dany Heatley #15 of the San Jose Sharks throws a football as he warms up for their game against the Vancouver Canucks at General Motors Place on March 18, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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