LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Justin Williams #14, Jonathan Quick #32 and Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings warm up prior to the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center on April 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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