ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 21: Anze Kopitar #11 and Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings shake hands before a game against the Colorado Avalanche at STAPLES Center on December 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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