COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 10: Jack Johnson #7 of the Columbus Blue Jackets checks Tuomu Ruutu #15 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period on January 10, 2014 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