BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 2: Mark Stuart #45 of the Boston Bruins celebrates a goal against the Belfast Giants at the Odyssey Arena on October 2, 2010 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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