NEW YORK - OCTOBER 15: Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers celebrates a goal by Michal Rozsival against Jean Sebastien Giguere #35 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during their game on October 15, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/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