BOSTON - OCTOBER 3: Cam Neely with wife and grand-daughters of Radio and Television caster for the Boston Bruins, Fred Cusick, celebrating 40 years with plaque dedication to Fred Cusick outside the broadcast room at the TD Garden at the game of the Boston Bruins against the Carolina Hurricanes at the TD Banknorth Garden on October 3, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via 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