DETROIT - DECEMBER 11: Jean-Sebastien Giguere #35 of the Anaheim Ducks makes a save as teammate Brett Festerling #53 and Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings watch for the puck during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on December 11, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via 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