BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 26: Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators chats with Patrick Lalime #40 of the Buffalo Sabres before their game on March 26, 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via G etty 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