CALGARY, AB - APRIL 9: Joey MacDonald #35 of the Calgary Flames warms up in front of some fans before the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 9, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Terence Leung/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