COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Jay Harrison #44 of the Carolina Hurricanes helps on defense as Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes a save on Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period on September 26, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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