NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 5: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils stops a shot on goal during the third period against the Detroit Red Wings on December 5, 2009 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Red Wings 4-3. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.
— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp