MONTREAL, QC - MARCH 15: Mathias and his father Yanick Gadbois of Sherbrooke, Quebec take in the warmup period prior to the NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre on March 15, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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