PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Members of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation present (L-R) Jakub Voracek #93, Michael Raffl #12, Andrej Meszaros #41 and Mark Striet #32 of the Philadelphia Flyers with their Olympic Jerseys prior to a game against the Calgary Flames on February 8, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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