Brother of Harold
Signed as a free agent by Ottawa (NHA), December 27, 1910. Rights retained by Ottawa after NHA folded, November 26, 1917. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, December 4, 1922. Died of peritonitis (ruptured appendix), June 25, 1924.
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