Brother of Sprague
Traded to Mtl. Wanderers (NHA) by Quebec (NHA) for cash, January, 1911. Granted wartime exemption on condition that he not play professional hockey in 1917-18. Rights retained by Mtl. Wanderers after NHA folded, November 26, 1917. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, December 9, 1918. 1923-24 Stanley Cup totals includes series with Calgary (WCHL) and Vancouver (PCHA). Released by Montreal, September, 1925. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh and named player/coach, October 18, 1925.
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