Brother of Neal and Paul WCHA Freshman of the Year (1980) WCHA First All-Star Team (1981) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1981)
Transferred to New Jersey after Colorado franchise relocated, June 30, 1982. Traded to Minnesota by New Jersey for Bob Brooke, January 5, 1990. Claimed by Quebec from Minnesota in Waiver Draft, October 1, 1990. Traded to Toronto by Quebec with Lucien DeBlois and Michel Petit for Scott Pearson and Toronto's 2nd round choices in 1991 (later traded to Washington Washington selected Eric Lavigne) and 1992 (Tuomas Gronman) Entry Drafts, November 17, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, January 21, 1992.
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