TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 22: Dwayne Roloson #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning is greeted by fans as he heads to the ice against the Buffalo Sabres at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 22, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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