Angelo Esposito of Canada battles for the puck with Jacob Markstrom of Sweden during the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championships gold medal game held at Scotiabank Place on January 5, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario.(Photo By Dave Sandford/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