ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Justin Falk #44 of the Minnesota Wild is checked into the boards by Kyle Palmieri #51 of the Anaheim Ducks while pursuing the puck in the at Honda Center on February 1, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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