TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 21: Steve Downie #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning jokes around with teammates before the start of the game against the New York Islanders at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 21, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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