SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 26: Tommy Wingels #57 of the San Jose Sharks battles for the puck against Dwight King #74 of the Los Angeles Kings in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 26, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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