CHICAGO - APRIL 25: (L-R) Dustin Byfuglien #33, Martin Havlat #24, Kris Versteeg #32 and Brian Campbell #51 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a first period goal by teammate Brent Seabrook #7 against the Calgary Flames during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 25, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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