OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 16: Jean-Gabriel Pageau #44 of the Ottawa Senators is greeted by fans wearing his name painted on their chests during warmup before making his home debut against the Carolina Hurricanes on April 16, 2013 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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