OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 2: Milan Michalek #9 of the Ottawa Senators steps off the ice during warmups prior to a game against the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on January 2, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/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