PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 17: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates during warmups prior to the game against the Boston Bruins on March 17, 2013 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh wore special green jerseys in honor of St. Patricks Day. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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