CHL Second All-Star Team (1935) AHA First All-Star Team (1936) Calder Trophy (1938)
Traded to Boston by Minneapolis (CHL) for cash with Minneapolis retaining right to repurchase if he did not make the Bruins, June 27, 1932. Traded to Chicago by St. Paul (CHL) for cash with St. Paul retaining right to repurchase if he did not make the Black Hawks, January 27, 1935. Claimed by Chicago from St. Paul (AHA) in Inter-League Draft, May 9, 1937. Traded to Seattle (PCHL) by Chicago for cash, November 26, 1945.
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