SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 11: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates with the puck against Gregory Campbell #11 of the Florida Panthers at the Bank Atlantic Center on April 11, 2009 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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