WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes brings the puck around the net against Dmitry Orlov #81 of the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on March 6, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/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