CALGARY, CANADA - FEBRUARY 11: A general view as the Calgary Flames and the Minnesota Wild skate before their NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 11, 2013 in Calgary, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/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