VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 4: Vancouver Canuck mascot Fin looks on as former Vancouver Canuck player Pavel Bure laughs as he holds a baby during a visit to Children's Hospital in Vancouver April 4, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Bure will be attending the NHL game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks tonight. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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