MONTREAL, CANADA - FEBRUARY 16: Goalie Robert Mayer #65 of the Montreal Canadiens shares a laugh prior to the NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers on February 16, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mayer has been called up for tonight's game from the Hamilton Bulldogs to backup goalie Peter Budja. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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