UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 02: Al Montoya #35 of the New York Islanders watches the puck go into the net on a goal by Jussi Jokinen #36 of the Carolina Hurricanes on April 2, 2011 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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