BOSTON, MA - MARCH 24: Zdeno Chara #33 and alumni legend Ray Bourque of the Boston Bruins at the ceremonial puck drop with Brian Gionta #21 of the Montreal Canadiens at the TD Garden on March 24, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI 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