LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 1: The Los Angeles Kings warm up by playing soccer prior against the Carolina Hurricanes at Staples Center on March 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/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