RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 07: Frantisek Kaberle #5 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates his third period goal with teammates Scott Walker #24, Sergei Samsonov #14, and Niclas Wallin #7 during a NHL game against the New York Islanders on April 7, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Canes defeated the Islanders 9-0. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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