SAINT PAUL, MN - MARCH 31: Cody Almond #23 of the Minnesota Wild is greeted by fans as he makes his way onto the ice for warm-ups prior to the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Xcel Energy Center on March 31, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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