Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins battles for the puck with Kim Johnsson of the Minnesota Wild in front of Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom on November 18, 2008 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/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