BOSTON, MA - MARCH 19: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins scores a powerplay at 12:42 of the first period against James Reimer #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs and is joined by Patrice Bergeron #37 at the TD Garden on March 19, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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