BOSTON - MARCH 4: Don Cherry, former coach of the Boston Bruins and current Hockey Night in Canada host talks with the media before the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the TD Garden on March 4, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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