LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Alexandre Burrows #14, Kevin Bieksa #3, Henrik Sedin #33 and Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrate Bieksa's first-period goal against the Los Angeles Kings in the first period during the NHL game at Staples Center on December 31, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/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