OTTAWA, CANADA - JANUARY 30: Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators talks with Peter Budaj #30 of the Montreal Canadiens as they stretch during warmup prior to their respective starts of an NHL game on January 30, 2013 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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