COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 21: Columbus Blue Jackets fans hold up signs while Ryan Johansen #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates during pre-game warmups before a game against the Los Angeles Kings on January 21, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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