NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals stretches during warm-ups as Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers looks on at Madison Square Garden on December 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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