LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings walks back to the dressing room after warming up prior to the game against the Colorado Avalanche at Staples Center on February 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NHLI via Getty Images)
Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.
— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad