NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 25: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils looks on during warm ups before the game against the Washington Capitals at the Prudential Center on January 25, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/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