Claimed on waivers by Toronto from NY Islanders, December 3, 1992. Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto for Nick Kypreos, February 29, 1996. Traded to Ottawa by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 2nd round choice (later traded to Anaheim Anaheim selected Jordan Leopold) in 1999 Entry Draft for Stan Neckar, November 27, 1998.
What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.
— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp