WINNIPEG, MB - MARCH 8: Olli Jokinen #12 and Evander Kane #9 of the Winnipeg Jets take part in the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action against the Ottawa Senators at the MTS Centre on March 8, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Jets wore special Military themed jerseys during warm up in honor of Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Day. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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