Most guys when you ask them what their goals are, they say they want to play in the NHL, but Jacob's response was, "I want to be the best goalie in the world." It was refreshing. You usually don't get a lot of guys aspiring to do that at such a young age.
I think the biggest thing I’m going to take away from [Florida's development camp] is what they are stressing with the program, and that is about using your head and your body. What that means is just making sure you are both physically and mentally [ready] for whatever is thrown at you, and making sure that you prepare for every game the same way and being able to perform at your very best.
"I don’t want to be picking (at number three overall) ever again, unless we get it in a trade. We need to start moving up the ladder. Been at the front row enough, it was nice being in the back row. That’s the goal."
"Maybe he's one of those guys who is a better NHL player than a minor league one."
Reminder that FOX Sports Florida's "Inside the Panthers: 2010 Draft Special" airs tonight at 7pm ET and tomorrow at 11am ET.
Frank Forte hosts and we'll have coverage from the recent NHL draft with exclusive interviews, analysis and more. The half-hour special replays Friday, 7/16 at 6:00pm.