RALEIGH, NC - MAY 6: A Hurricanes fan cheers on the team during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Boston Bruins at RBC Center May 6, 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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