WINNIPEG, MB - FEBRUARY 27: Blake Wheeler #26 of the Winnipeg Jets gets a glove in the face as teammate Bryan Little #18 tries to hold on to David Moss #18 of the Phoenix Coyotes during a shoving match in first period action in an NHL game at the MTS Centre on February 27, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/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