SAINT PAUL, MN - MARCH 31: NHL off-ice officials gather at center ice for a photo prior to the game between the Minnesota Wild and the Edmonton Oilers at Xcel Energy Center on March 31, 2011 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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