TAMPA, FL - MARCH 13: Valtteri Filppula #51 of the Tampa Bay Lightning warms up during the pre game skate prior to the game against the Florida Panthers at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 13, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via 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