ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Matt Niskanen #5 of the Dallas Stars controls the puck behind the net as Corey Perry #10 of the Anaheim Ducks defends from behind during the game on November 12, 2010 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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