Phoenix Coyotes vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Four
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 19: Chicago Blackhawks Legends Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull, Denis Savard, and Tony Esposito pose for a photo during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 19, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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