GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 04: Mikkel Boedker #89 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates with the puck defended by Kevin Bieksa #3 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on March 4, 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