Signed as a free agent by NY Americans, November, 1936. Team name changed to Brooklyn Americans prior to 1941-42 season. Rights transferred to Montreal from Brooklyn in Special Dispersal Draw, September 11, 1943. Loaned to Chicago by Montreal for the remainder of the 1944-45 season, December 7, 1944. Loaned to Buffalo (AHL) by Montreal with Frank Eddolls, Ken Mosdell and cash for the loan of Lorrain Thibeault, October 24, 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