Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes attempts to make a save on a shot by Guillaume Latendresse of the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on October 28, 2008 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/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