NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 12: Kevin Klein #8 talks with Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators as they get ready for warmups against the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on February 12, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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