Goaltender Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils makes a skate save on a point blank shot by Simon Gagne of the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center on March 1, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. Brodeur made 27 saves to earn his 100th career regular season shutout as the Devils blanked the Flyers, 3-0. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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