VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 5: Vancouver Canucks trainer Jamie Hendricks walks through the team's newly refurbished dressing room prior to the start of a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at General Motors Place on October 5, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Canucks play their 2009-2010 season home-opener tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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