OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 19: Bobby Ryan #6, Chris Neil #25 and Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates a first period goal against the Florida Panthers during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on December 19, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/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