UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins follows Jack Hillen #38 of the New York Islanders as Hillen crashes into goalie Nathan Lawson #52 of the Islanders as he was trying to clear the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game at the Nassau Coliseum on February 17, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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