2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Team Practice Session
ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Gustav Nyquist #14, Drew Miller #20, Joakim Andersson #18, Daniel Cleary #71 and Danny DeKeyser #65 of the Detroit Red Wings look on during 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic team practice session on December 31, 2013 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Sandford/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