LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: A special logo is placed on the boards as part of Hockey Fights Cancer Night before the Los Angeles Kings face the Vancouver Canucks at Staples Center on October 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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