David Booth of the Florida Panthers is held up by Boyd Gordon of the Washington Capitals on February 15, 2009 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Capitals defeated the Panthers 4-2. (Photo by Jon Greenberg/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