STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - OCTOBER 03: Fans que to buy merchandise during the 2009 Compuware NHL Premiere Stockholm match between St. Louis Blues and Detroit Red Wings at the Ericsson Globe on October 3, 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Paul Gilham/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