DETROIT - APRIL 09: The puck flys right by Johan Franzen #93 of the Detroit Red Wings and scores on goalie Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators on a Niklas Kronwall #55 (not in picture) slap shot during a NHL game on April 9, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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