SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Joe Thornton #19 and Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks faces off against Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during an NHL game on November 21, 2013 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Nick Lust/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