ST. PAUL, MN - DECEMBER 8: Jason Demers #5 of the San Jose Sharks and Nino Niederreiter #22 of the Minnesota Wild battle for the puck along the boards during the game on December 8, 2013 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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