VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 14: Hockey fans photograph 2010 Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals won Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler and Samil Salo of the Vancouver Canucks on display before the game against the Calgary Flames at General Motors Place on March 14, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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