DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 29: Maxim Lapierre #40 of the St. Louis Blues wins a faceoff against Vernon Fiddler #38 of the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on December 29, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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