Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas will be one of three special guests on NHL Live on Tuesday afternoon from Las Vegas on the NHL Network. Thomas will be joined by recently-retired Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Derian Hatcher, as well as George Maloof, who owns the Palms Resort & Casino, and Edmonton Oilers associate coach Tom Renney. NHL Live will be hosted by Rob Simpson and E.J. Hradek.
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