CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 16: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks can't get the puck past goalie Anders Lindback #39 of the Nashville Predators as Shea Weber #6 of the Predators skates up form behind on January 16, 2011 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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