SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 16: Mike Smith #41 of the Tampa Bay Lightning allows a goal by Steve Bernier #26 (not pictured) of the Florida Panthers on October 16, 2010 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/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