COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 21: A Columbus Blue Jackets fan holds up a sign in support of the Blue Jackets during the pre game warmups prior to the start of the game against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 21, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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