NEW YORK - JANUARY 12: Jamie Langenbrunner #15, named captain of the USA team for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, stands with Andy Greene #6 and Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils during warm-ups prior to the game against the New York Rangers on January 12, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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