WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals takes the ice during warm ups before playing the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at the Verizon Center on December 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/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