EDMONTON, CANADA - OCTOBER 23: Edmonton Oilers center Gilbert Brule #67 leaves the ice after warm-up before a game against the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place on October 23, 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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