BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 02: Jacob Kraft, 5-years-old, smiles as he looks at a team mascot Sabretooth toy ride in a train set in the lobby of First Niagara Center before the Buffalo Sabres play the Detroit Red Wings on December 2, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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