BUFFALO NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Ville Leino #23 of the Buffalo Sabres along with teammate Drew Stafford #21 look along side of Tim Brent #37 and Jamie McBain #4 of the Carolina Hurricanes as Brian Boucher #33 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes a save during their pre-season NHL game at First Niagara Center September 19, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo By Dave Sandford/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