Ron Brind'Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes and Scott Niedermayer of the Anaheim Ducks pose for a photo with Orange County-based athletes who medaled in the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games prior to the game on October 19, 2008 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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