OHL First All-Star Team (1983) Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (Playoff MVP AHL) (1992)
Traded to Detroit by Toronto for Detroit's 6th round choice (Alexander Kuzminsky) in 1991 Entry Draft, March 5, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, September 9, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, January 21, 1996. Officially announced retirement, August 5, 1998.
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