NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 07: Matt Stajan #14 of the Toronto Maple Leafs is hit against the boards by Paul Martin #7 of the New Jersey Devils on April 7, 2009 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Maple Leafs defeated the Devils 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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