CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 05: Jordan Hendry #6 of the Chicago Blackhawks takes the puck to the goal to score, as Andrew Alberts #41 of the Vancouver Canucks watches from down on the ice during the game on March 05, 2010 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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