Dubinsky, acquired by the Jackets from the New York Rangers this summer, signed a professional tryout agreement with the ECHL club and skated his first practice with the team Monday morning. He joins fellow NHL forwards and Anchorage natives Scott Gomez, Joey Crabb and Nate Thompson in Aces camp; Gomez and Thompson have signed PTAs, while Crabb signed a standard player contract.
He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.
— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers