EDMONTON, AB - DECEMBER 3: Nail Yakupov #64, Andrew Ference #21, David Perron #57, and Mark Arcobello #26 of the Edmonton Oilers walk to the ice during warm-ups prior to an NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes during an NHL game at Rexall Place on December 3, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/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