ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 9: Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild looks on as Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks shoots the puck at Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period of the game on April 9, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/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