ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 04: (L-R) Jason Blake #33, Corey Perry #10 and Andrew Cogliano #7 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrate Perry's first period goal against the San Jose Sharks at Honda Center on January 4, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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