OTTAWA, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 21: David Rundblad #7 of the Ottawa Senators checks Tyler Seguin #19 of the Boston Bruins into the boards, during the NHL pre-season game at Scotiabank Place on September 21, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/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