CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15: Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks approaches the puck as Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins follows behind in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 15, 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