PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 23: Fans enter the arena before the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Toronto Maple Leafs at Consol Energy Center on January 23, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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