PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 11: Chris Neil #25 of the Ottawa Senators hits Oliver Lauridsen #38 of the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at the Wells Fargo Center on April 11, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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