ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 8: St. Louis Blues Hall of Famer Al Macinnis (L) watches as his statue is unveiled before the home opener against the Atlanta Thrashers on October 8, 2009 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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