NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 27: Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum, Executive Director of the Friendship Circle, lights a candle in honor of the first night of Chanukah prior to the game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 27, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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