VANCOUVER, CANADA - NOVEMBER 3: Willie Mitchell #8 of the Vancouver Canucks walks by fans during their game against the New York Rangers at General Motors Place on November 3, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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