RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 31: Fresh after his return from the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, Justin Faullk #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes high-fives fans prior to an NHL game against the New York Islanders on January 31, 2012 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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