UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 03: Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders walks ou onto the ice for warm-ups prior to the game against the New Jersey Devils at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Febuary 3, 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