NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins warms up before playing against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on February 9, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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