ATLANTA - JANUARY 26: Chris Thorburn #27 of the Atlanta Thrashers fights against Mike Brown #13 of the Anaheim Ducks at Philips Arena on January 26, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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