SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Goalkeeper Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks makes a glove save against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at SAP Center on November 7, 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