OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 9: Michael Raffl #12 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates his 1st career NHL goal with teammates Brayden Schenn #10, Luke Schenn #22, Andrej Meszaros #41 and Wayne Simmonds #17 as Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senators skates away at Canadian Tire Centre on December 9, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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