DETROIT - OCTOBER 3: Fellow Russians Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings and Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins share a laugh in warm-ups during a NHL pre-season game at Joe Louis Arena on October 3, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/ 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