MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 22: Brian Gionta #21 of the Montreal Canadiens smiles during warm ups against the New York Islanders on October 22, 2009 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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