Valtteri Filppula, Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Nicklas Lidstrom, and Darren Helm of the Detroit Red Wings warm up before taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Six of the NHL Stanley Cup Final. (Photo by Harry How/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