NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 9: The United States Color Guard prepares to walk onto the ice prior to the start of the New York Rangers game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden on February 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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