Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Four
PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 21: Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Pittsburgh Penguins checks Mike Knuble #22 of the Philadelphia Flyers as they chase the loose puck during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wachovia Center April 21, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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