BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 29: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins walks out of the locker room for warm ups prior to the game against the New York Rangers at the TD Garden on November 29, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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