WINNIPEG, CANADA - DECEMBER 22: Dustin Byfuglien #33 of the Winnipeg Jets and Erik Cole #72 of the Montreal Canadiens chat as they take part in the pre-game warm up at the MTS Centre on December 22, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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