ATLANTA - APRIL 1: Colby Armstrong #20 of the Atlanta Thrashers battles for the puck against Jaroslav Spacek #6 of the Buffalo Sabres at Philips Arena on April 1, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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