NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Nik Antropov #80 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second period goal against the Montreal Canadiens with teammates Scott Gomez #19 and Sean Avery #16 on April 7, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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