Carolina Hurricanes v New Jersey Devils - Game Two
NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 17: Fans arrive to see the New Jersey Devils face the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on April 17, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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