GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 16: Jared Boll #40 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates with Jack Johnson #7 and Derek MacKenzie #24 after Boll scored a first period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on February 16, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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