ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 27: Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild and David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues greet paralympic sled hockey team members Josh Pauls #27 and Steve Cash #34 prior to an NHL game on March 27, 2014 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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