NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 28: Paul Gaustad #28 of the Buffalo Sabres and Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils battle for position on a loose puck on a faceoff during their game at the Prudential Center on October 28, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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