AHL Second All-Star Team (1952)
Traded to Providence (AHL) by Toronto with cash to complete transaction that sent the rights to Danny Lewicki to Toronto (July 27, 1948), October 27, 1948. Traded to Chicago (St. Louis-AHL) by Providence (AHL) for Barry Sullivan, January 29, 1951. Traded to New Westminster (WHL) by Shawinigan (QMHL) for cash, December 7, 1952.
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