LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with his bench after scoring a power play goal in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at Staples Center on April 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/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