BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 22: Broadcaster Rob Ray (L) and assistant coach James Patrick (R) of the Buffalo Sabres wear special ties for Hockey Fights Cancer Night for the game against the Ottawa Senators at HSBC Arena on October 22, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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