ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 3: David Perron #57 of the St. Louis Blues warms up before a game against the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL game on December 3, 2011 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Perron is playing in his first game after being out for a year with a concussion. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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