NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 3 : Mark Fayne #7 of the New Jersey Devils skates with Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the Prudential Center on January 3, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/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