ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 12: Jaden Schwartz #9 of the St. Louis Blues looks into the stands for a moment during warm-ups prior to the game against the New York Rangers in an NHL game on October 12, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by A. J. Phillips/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