WHL First All-Star Team (1963) WHL Second All-Star Team (1964)
Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHL) following release by Kingston (EPHL), February 27, 1961. Claimed by NY Rangers from Vancouver (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 9, 1965. Traded to Los Angeles (WHL) by NY Rangers for Gord Vejprava, November, 1965. Signed as a free agent by Des Moines (IHL), January 27, 1970. Suffered career-ending knee injury in game vs. Columbus (IHL), February 25, 1970.
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