Montreal Canadiens vs. Washington Capitals - Game One
WASHINGTON - APRIL 15: Tom Poti #3 of the Washington Capitals fights for a loose puck against Brian Gionta #21 of the Montreal Canandiens during Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 15, 2010 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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