SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Goaltender Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks lets the puck slip under him for a goal off the stick of Manny Malhotra #27 of the Vancouver Canucks at HP Pavilion at San Jose on November 26, 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