NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 25: Alexei Semenov #25 of the New York Rangers collides with P.L. Letourneau-Leblond #22 of the New Jersey Devils in the first period of a preseason hockey game at Prudential Center on September 25, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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