NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Milan Jurcina #23 and Quintin Laing #53 of the Washington Capitals combine to take out Artem Anisimov #42 of the New York Rangers during their preseason game on September 24, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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