Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks - Game Three
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 05: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks reacts after drawing a slashing penalty from Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks in the first period of Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 5, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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