OTTAWA - JANUARY 3: Shean Donovan #10 of the Ottawa Senators stops to sign an autograph for a young fan before heading to the locker room after warm-ups prior to a game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Scotiabank Place on January 3, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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