CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 1: Ladislav Smid #3 of the Calgary Flames skates against Dany Heatley #15 of the Minnesota Wild at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 1, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHL 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