NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 30: Chris Thorburn #27 and Zach Bogosian #4 of the Atlanta Thrashers warm up in front of their fans prior to a game against the Nashville Predators on January 30, 2010 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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