NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 27: Ondrej Palat #18 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against Gabriel Bourque #57 and David Legwand #11 of the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on February 27, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/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