CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 22: Sean Monahan #23 of the Calgary Flames prepares his stick during the warmup before the game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 22, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Terence Leung/NHL 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