RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 25: Members of the Wake County SPCA hold dogs prior to the Carolina Hurricanes playing against the Washington Capitals on March 25, 2010 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Wake County SPCA was on hand with some of their animals in hopes of finding them new homes. (Photo by Scott Pilling/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