Patrick Roy stands with Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens during a ceremony to retire his #33 before the Boston Bruins face the Montreal Canadiens during their NHL game at the Bell Centre November 22, 2008 in Montreal, Quebec.(Photo By Dave Sandford/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