PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 23: Scott Hartnell #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers sports his new short hair cut during his pregame interview with Steve Coates of Comcast Sportsnet prior to the start of his game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 23, 2010 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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