Ryan Carter of the Anaheim Ducks looks to deflect a shot as Vesa Toskala of the Toronto Maple Leafs defends the net with Mike Van Ryn of the Leafs looking on during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre October 21, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo By Dave Sandford/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