NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: New York Rangers Alumni Adam Graves, Stephane Matteau, Ryan Hartman and Jay Wells speak to fans during the Youth Hockey Night Forum at Madison Square Garden before the game against the Edmonton Oilers on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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