OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 5: Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators uses his body to protect the puck as Jordan Caron #38 of the Boston Bruins chases him around the net during an NHL game at Scotiabank Place on April 5, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/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