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Per-Erik Eklund

Per-Erik Eklund

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BIRTHDATE: March 22, 1963
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Stockholm, Sweden
WEIGHT: 175 DRAFTED: PHI / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (161st overall)
Golden Puck Award as Swedish Player of the Year (1984) Swedish Elite League All-Star Team (1984) Traded to Dallas by Philadelphia for Dallas' 8th round choice (Raymond Giroux) in 1994 Entry Draft, March 21, 1994.
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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