San Jose Sharks vs. Colorado Avalanche - Game Four
DENVER - APRIL 20: Manny Malhotra #27 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates a goal against the Colorado Avalanche in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 20, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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