BOSTON - MAY 3: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins walks out to the ice before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinall round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Banknorth Garden on May 3, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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