Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Five
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 25: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Brendan Smith #2 of the Detroit Red Wings watch for the puck next to goalie Jimmy Howard #35 of the Red Wings in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 25, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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