OTTAWA, CANADA - DECEMBER 5: Zenon Konopka #28 of the Ottawa Senators and Steve Downie #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning have a conversation at center ice during warmups prior to their NHL game at Scotiabank Place on December 5, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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