SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 04: Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks battles for the puck against Jeremy Roenick #27 and Jonathan Cheechoo #14 of the San Jose Sharks during a NHL game on April 4, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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