LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 9: Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings sits next to young fans on the bench during warm ups prior to the game against the Vancouver Canucks at Staples Center on November 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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