BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 28: Marcus Foligno #82 of the Buffalo Sabres prepares his hockey stick with lavender tape for their game against the Dallas Stars on Hockey Fights Cancer Night on October 28, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. Foligno's mother, Janis, died from cancer in 2009. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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