Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Three
PITTSBURGH - MAY 6: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins battles for position against Tom Poti #3 of the Washington Capitals during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Mellon Arena May 6, 2009 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