WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 21: Jochen Hecht #55 of the Buffalo Sabres controls the puck against Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals during a NHL preseason hockey game on September 21, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.. (Photo by Ned Dishman/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