EDMONTON, CANADA - APRIL 24: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks keeps an eye on the play during the game against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on April 24, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Perry Nelson/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