WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: Alex Ovechkin #8 and Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals warm up before the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Verizon Center on March 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/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