Selected by Ontario-Ottawa (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Minnesota (WHA) by Ottawa (WHA) for cash, July, 1973. Selected by Indianapolis (WHA) from Minnesota (WHA) in 1974 WHA Expansion Draft, May, 1974. Traded to Cleveland (WHA) by Indianapolis (WHA) for future considerations, August, 1974.
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