ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 24: Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues is congratulated by teammates Jay McClement #18 and B.J. Crombeen #26 after scoring against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center on September 24, 2009 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Blues defeated the Wild 4-1. (Photo by Genevieve Ross/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