RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 23: Young Carolina Hurricanes fans attempt to get the attention of their favorite players prior to an NHL game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on February 23, 2013 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth/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