Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Three
CHICAGO - MAY 05: Cam Barker #25 of the Chicago Blackhawks falls to the ice while fighting for the puck against Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 5, 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