RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 12: Young fans watch Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes warm up with the team prior to their NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche at PNC Arena on November 12, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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