VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 25: (L-R) Jyrki Lumme, Cliff Ronning and Kirk McLean, members of the 1994 Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup finals team, pose for a photo with kids from Strawberry Vale Elementary School as well as giving them free tickets to the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic on February 25, 2014 at Robson Square Ice Rink in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The Ottawa Senators and the Vancouver Canucks square off in this year's annual classic. (Photo by Kevin Light/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