GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 28: Phoenix Coyotes players/wives Kristyn O'Brien #3 and Taylar Gannon #88 collect money for Haitian Relief before the Coyotes play the Calgary Flames on January 28, 2010 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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