NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 05: Anders Lindback #39 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a first period save against Alexei Ponikarovsky #12 of the New Jersey Devils as Adam Hall #18 of Tampa Bay moves in to defend at the Prudential Center on March 5, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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