SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 08: Goalkeeper Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks makes a stick hand save during the first period against the New York Rangers at SAP Center on October 8, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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