ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 30: Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the St. Louis Blues warms up before Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Kings during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on April 30, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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