NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 26: Forward J.P.Dumont of the Nashville Predators skates through the defense of forward Jussi Jokinen #36 of the Carolina Hurricanes and scores a goal against Hurricanes goalie Michael Leighton #49 during a pre-season NHL game at the Sommet Center on September 26, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/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