New Jersey Devils v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Four
RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 21: Sergei Samsonov #14 of the Carolina Hurricanes checks Paul Martin #7 of the New Jersey Devils in the first period during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 21, 2009 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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