DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 21: As a part of Breast Cancer Awarness month Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings uses pink tape on his stick the before an NHL game between the Columbus Blue Jackets at Joe Louis Arena on October 21, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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