DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 08: Mike Modano fans looks at a Modano merchandise before the Dallas Stars play against the Minnesota Wild on February 8, 2014 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.(Photo by Thomas B. Shea/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