SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Goalkeeper Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks makes a glove save against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at SAP Center on November 7, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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