TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 21: James van Riemsdyk #21 of the Toronto Maple Leafs looks to shoot as Marek Mazanec #39 of the Nashville Predators defends the goal during NHL game action November 21, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/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