Brother of Bill ASHL Second All-Star Team (1944) WCSHL First All-Star Team (1946) AHL First All-Star Team (1947, 1950)
Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 14, 1947. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Montreal for future considerations, December 16, 1947.
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