UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 14: Johan Sundstrom #28 of the New York Islanders protects the puck in his first NHL game as Justin Braun #61 of the San Jose Sharks defends him at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 14, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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