VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 8: Ladislav Smid #3 of the Calgary Flames checks Kevin Bieksa #3 of the Vancouver Canucks during their NHL game at Rogers Arena March 8, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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