ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Kyle Plamieri #51 (C) of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates with Ryan Getzlaf #15 and Toni Lydman #32 after scoring the Ducks' second goal of the first period against the Nashville Predators at Honda Center on February 27, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/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