Clowe, a 6-foot-2 power forward, was a restricted free agent coming off a career year in which he established highs in games played (71), goals (22), assists (30), points (52), plus-minus (plus-8), power play goals (11) and shots (161).
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