CHICAGO - MAY 11: Mats Sundin #13, Willie Mitchell #8, Sami Salo and Mason Raymond #21 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrate after Raymond scored a goalin the second period as Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates towards the bench during Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 11, 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