GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 10: An anxious fan waits for the gates to open to welcome the Phoenix Coyotes back for the 2009-10 season as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 10, 2009 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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