CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 09: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks yells out in celebration, with teammate Brian Campbell #51, after scoring his second goal in the 1st against the Dallas Stars on February 09, 2010 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/al 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