GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 22: Lyndsey Fry of the 2014 US Womens Olympic Hockey Team stands between Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes and Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins during the ceremonial puck drop before the start of a game between the Coyotes and Bruins at Jobing.com Arena on March 22, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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