PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings makes a save on a shot from Paul Martin #7 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period of a preseason game on September 16, 2013 at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Vincent Pugliese/ 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