RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 24: Joni Pitkanen #25 of the Carolina Hurricanes dives to block a shot by Steve Ott #9 of the Buffalo Sabres during play at PNC Arena on January 24, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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