RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 10: Jerome Samson #71 of the Carolina Hurricanes high-fives fans after warm-ups prior to an NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 10, 2012 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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