Played in NHL All-Star Game (1993, 1994)
Traded to Vancouver by Calgary with Peter Bakovic and Kevan Guy for Craig Coxe, March 6, 1988. Traded to Toronto by Vancouver for Tom Kurvers, January 12, 1991. Claimed by Tampa Bay from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Missed majority of 1997-98 season and entire 1998-99 due to concussion vs. Los Angeles, November 11, 1997. Officially announced retirement, October 23, 1999.
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