COLUMBUS, OH -MARCH 16: Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets warms up prior to the start of the game against the Phoenix Coyotes on March 16, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus warmed up in special green jerseys in commemoration of St. Patrick's Day. The jersey's will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to charity. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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