PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 13: Joe Vitale #46 of the Pittsburgh Penguins handles the puck in front of Chris Conner #41 of the Detroit Red Wings during the game at Consol Energy Center on December 13, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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