Los Angeles Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks - Game Two
VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 13: Willie Mitchell #33 and Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings share a laugh as they stand on their bench before Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Finals against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on April 13, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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