MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 25: Teamates Maxim Lapierre #40 and Brian Gionta #21 of the Montreal Canadiens warm up before the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes on October 25, 2010 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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