EDMONTON, AB - APRIL 10: Dustin Penner #27 of the Edmonton Oilers has a seemingly open net, but the puck is stopped by Miikka Kiprusoff #34 of the Calgary Flames at Rexall Place on April 10, 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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