SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 5: David Booth #10 of the Florida Panthers skates with the puck against Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bank Atlantic Center on April 5, 2009 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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