GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 28: Ray Whitney #13 of the Phoenix Coyotes stretches as fans watch pre-game warmups from the Coyotes bench before the team takes on the Boston Bruins at Jobing.com Arena on December 28, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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