DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 07: Ryan O'Reilly #37 of the Colorado Avalanche skates during warm ups as fans profess their love before the start of a game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Pepsi Center on February 07, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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