Signed as a free agent by Duluth (AHA), October 30, 1928. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, December 5, 1932. Traded to Buffalo (IAHL) by Detroit with Tip O'Neill and John Newman for Gamey Lederman, September 24, 1933.
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