Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens - Game Five
MONTREAL, CANADA - MAY 9: Fans of the Montreal Canadiens came early to catch a bit of sun before Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre on May 9, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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