BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 05: Steve Ott #9 of the Buffalo Sabres warms up before playing the Ottawa Senators on April 5, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. It is his first game wearing the A for alternate captain. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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