COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 6: Goaltender Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild, Artem Anisimov #42 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Keith Ballard #2 of the Minnesota Wild battle for position in front of the net during the second period on December 6, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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