ST PAUL, MN - OCTOBER 16: (L-R) Kris Russel #10 and Ethan Moreau #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets battle Guillaume Latendresse #48 of the Minnesota Wild for the puck during the first period at Xcel Energy Center on October 16, 2010 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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