New Jersey Devils v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Six
RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 26: Goalie Cam Ward # 30 of the Carolina Hurricanes deflects a shot from the New Jersey Devils during the firrst period of Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 26, 2009 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Steve Dykes/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