WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 17: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates scoring the teams second goal against the Nashville Predators at the Verizon Center on October 17, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/NHLI via Getty Images)
Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.
— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad