LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 18: Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings gets attempts to get around Dustin Byfuglien #33 and Dave Bolland #36 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period at the Staples Center on March 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/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