GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 28: Oliver Ekman-Larsson #23 (second from left) of the Phoenix Coyotes is congratulated by Mikkel Boedker #89, Lauri Korpikoski #28, Antoine Vermette #50 and Zbynek Michalek #4 after Ekman-Larsson scored a first period goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on January 29, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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