Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings - Game Four
DETROIT, MI - MAY 23: Nick Leddy #8 of the Chicago Blackhawks goes into the corner for the puck as Patrick Eaves #17 of the Detroit Red Wings pressures him during Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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