GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 28: Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes shakes hands with Daytona 500 winner Jimmy Johnson in the Coyotes locker room before the start of their game against the Minnesota Wild at Jobing.com Arena on February 28, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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