SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 08: Michal Handzus #26 of the San Jose Sharks passes the puck from his knees in front of Kyle Chipchura #24 of the Phoenix Coyotes during an NHL hockey game at HP Pavilion at San Jose on October 8, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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