LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 7: Paul Stanley of the legendary band, Kiss, whom will preform during the NHL Stadium Series Game at Dodger Stadium bumps fists with Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings before a game against the Minnesota Wild at STAPLES Center on January 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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