BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 28: Marcus Foligno #82 of the Buffalo Sabres prepares his hockey stick with lavender tape for their game against the Dallas Stars on Hockey Fights Cancer Night on October 28, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. Foligno's mother, Janis, died from cancer in 2009. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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