QMJHL First All-Star Team (1982) QMJHL - MVP (1982) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1982)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Montreal for Ron Flockhart, November 9, 1984. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, June 25, 1987.
What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.
— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp