SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 16: Chris Mason #50 and Johnny Oduya #29 of the Atlanta Thrashers battle for position against Dany Heatley #15 of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game on October 16, 2010 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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