VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 25: Kevin Bieksa #3 of the Vancouver Canucks watches a soccer ball sail by after missing a header while warming up with teammates before their NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at Rogers Arena on November 25, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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