CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 24: Martin Erat #10 of the Nashville Predators takes the puck across the ice as Tomas Kopecky #82 of the Chicago Blackhawks follows behind on October 24, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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