BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 19: Nikita Zadorov #61 of the Buffalo Sabres skates in warmups before their game against the Colorado Avalanche on October 19, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.
— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad