UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 19: Fans celebrate the return of NHL hockey prior to the home opener game between the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 19, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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