LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks makes the save against Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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