Niclas Wallin of the Carolina Hurricanes and Brent Seabrook of the Chicago Blackhawks pose for the ceremonial puck drop with Blackhawks legends Dennis Hull, Jim Pappin, and the late Pit Martin's long time partner Denise on March 11, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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