WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 17: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates scoring the teams second goal against the Nashville Predators at the Verizon Center on October 17, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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