PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 13: Steve Bernier #18 of the New Jersey Devils takes a shot in front of a diving Robert Bortuzzo #41 of the Pittsburgh Penguins on December 13, 2013 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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