SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 20: Brian McGrattan #16 of the Calgary Flames shoots on goal, getting his shot past John McCarthy #43 of the San Jose Sharks during the first period at SAP Center on January 20, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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