NHL First All-Star Team (1938, 1941, 1943, 1944) NHL Scoring Leader (1941) Hart Trophy (1941, 1943) NHL Second All-Star Team (1945)
Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, October 22, 1934. Claimed by Boston from St. Louis in Dispersal Draft, October 15, 1935. Missed majority of 1941-42 due to jaw injury vs. Detroit, January 22, 1942.
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