OTTAWA, ON - OCTOBER 27: (L-R) Brian Murray, Jason Smith, Mark Reeds, Paul MacLean, Dave Cameron, Tim Pattyson, Rick Wamsley and Tim Murray of the Ottawa Senators pose for a photo on the ice holding signs stating who they 'stand up for' on Hockey Fights Cancer night prior to a game against the San Jose Sharks at Canadian Tire Centre on October 27, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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