Philadelphia Flyers v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Five
PITTSBURGH - APRIL 23: Kimmo Timonen #44 of the Philadelphia Flyers moves the puck in front of the defense of Pascal Dupuis #9 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 23, 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