NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 28: Tuomo Ruutu #15 of the Carolina Hurricanes is congratulated by teammate Niclas Wallin #7 after scoring at 1:02 in the first period against the New Jersey Devils during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on April 28, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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