AHL First All-Star Team (1947)
Traded to Chicago by Toronto with Gus Bodnar, Bud Poile, Gaye Stewart and Bob Goldham for Max Bentley and Cy Thomas, November 2, 1947. Traded to Calgary (PCHL) by Chicago for Sid Finney, October 1, 1951.
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