CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 11: Head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins Dan Bylsma speaks to the media prior to an NHL game against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 11, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/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