WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 06: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participates in a ceremonial puck drop with Blake Wheeler #26 of the Winnipeg Jets and John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals before an NHL game at the Verizon Center on February 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/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