EDMONTON, CANADA - APRIL 27: Ryan Smyth #94 of the Edmonton Oilers battles for the puck against Keith Ballard #4 of the Vancouver Canucks on April 27, 2013 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by John Ulan/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