EDMONTON, AB - APRIL 12: A fan of the Edmonton Oilers cheers on Ryan Smyth #94 prior to an NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rexall Place on April 12, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/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