WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up before an NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Verizon Center on October 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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