NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 27: Ondrej Palat #18 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against Gabriel Bourque #57 and David Legwand #11 of the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on February 27, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.
— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad