DENVER, CO - JANUARY 08: Matt Duchene #9 of the Colorado Avalanche warms up prior to facing the Ottawa Senators at Pepsi Center on January 8, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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