GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 30: Keith Yandle #3 of the Phoenix Coyotes talks with some young fans sitting on the home bench during pregame against the Chicago Blackhawks at Jobing.com Arena on November 30, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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