NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 23: Starting goaltenders Steve Mason #1 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils stretch during warm-ups prior to the start of the game at the Prudential Center on March 23, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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