NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: Mike Craig, Senior Manager Facilities Operations for the NHL, sprays a coat of paint over the ice during the rink build for the 2014 Coors Light Stadium Series Games at Yankee Stadium on January 22, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The games are scheduled to be played on Sunday, January 26, 2014 and Wednesday, January 29, 2014. (Photo by Jared Silber/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