TAMPA, FL - APRIL 24: Nate Thompson #44 of the Tampa Bay Lightning walks out to the ice before the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 24, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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