NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 20: Former New Jersey Devils captain Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild shoots the puck during pregame warmups prior to playing in his first game back in New Jersey against at the Prudential Center on March 20, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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