Claimed by St. Louis from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Claimed by NY Islanders from St. Louis in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Traded to Philadelphia by NY Islanders for Jean Potvin and future considerations (Glen Irwin, May 18, 1973), March 5, 1973. Retired to become head coach of the Springfield Indians (AHL), October, 1976.
Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.
— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad