RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 7: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes is greeted by excited hockey fans as he makes his way to the ice prior to an NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens on March 7, 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