ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Matt Beleskey #39 of the Anaheim Ducks checks Ryan Jones #28 of the Edmonton Oilers from behind in the first period during the NHL game at Honda Center on April 8, 2013 in Anaheim, California. Beleskey received a two-minute minor for boarding on the play. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/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