NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 12: Marcel Goc #9, left, Ryan Jones #28, Kevin Klein #8, center, of the Nashville Predators kicks a soccer ball as the players enjoy a game of football (Soccer) prior to a game against the Edmonton Oilers on October 12, 2009 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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