Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings - Game Three
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 15: A fan shows up with his own Stanley Cup to Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on April 15, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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