ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 28: A general view of the exterior of Honda Center is seen prior to the start of the game between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Anaheim Ducks on December 28, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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