Goaltender Tomas Vokoun of the Florida Panthers and Nick Boynton defend the net against Chris Thorburn of the Atlanta Thrashers at the Bank Atlantic Center on January 10, 2009 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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