NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 15: Jeff Vanderbeek, co-owner and managing partner of the New Jersey Devils, poses with a fan at Newark Penn Station on his way to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoff Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New Jersey Devils on April 15, 2009 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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