NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues is congratulated by teammate Jaden Schwartz #9 after Steen scored in the first period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on January 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/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