CHICAGO - APRIL 12: (L-R) Patrick Kane #88 and Brian Campbell #51 of the Chicago Blackhawks acknowledge the fans from the ice after their 3-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on April 12, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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