NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Zach Hamill #52 of the Boston Bruins scores a first period goal against Steve Valiquette #40 of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on September 15, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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