Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils stops the puck on a shot by Tom Kostopoulos of the Montreal Canadiens during the game at the Bell Centre on March 14, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Devils won, 3-1, giving Brodeur his 551st win, tying him with Patrick Roy as the all-time leader. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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