Son of Lionel
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1968)
Claimed by Detroit from Toronto in Intra-League Draft, June 12, 1968. Rights traded to Minnesota by Detroit with Danny Lawson for Wayne Connelly, February 15, 1969. Rights traded to Toronto by Minnesota with Terry O'Malley and cash for Murray Oliver, May 22, 1970. Rights traded to Detroit by Toronto for cash, August 20, 1971. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa (WHA), October, 1972.
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