GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 02: Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates to his net during pregame as practice pucks are pushed onto the ice against the Anaheim Ducks at Jobing.com Arena on March 2, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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