ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 29: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) One of the scoreboards in the end zone sites atop the stadium during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Build-Out on December 29, 2013 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Sandford/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