Philadelphia Flyers v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Two
PITTSBURGH - APRIL 17: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins collides with Ryan Parent #77 of the Philadelphia Flyers during Game Two of the Eastern Confrence Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 17, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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