DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 2: Adam Foote 's #52 jersey hangs in the locker room of the Colorado Avalanche prior to the jersey retirement ceremony before the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Pepsi Center on November 2, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The jerseys will be worn during warm up's and signed by each player and Foote and auctioned off online (Photo by Michael Martin/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