UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 17: Marc-Edouard Vlasic #44 of the San Jose Sharks pursues Kyle Okposo #21 of the the New York Islanders on October 17, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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