Brother of Hec and Ken IHL First All-Star Team (1935) AHL First All-Star Team (1943)
Loaned to Philadelphia by Ottawa for 1930-31 season, September, 1930. Claimed by NY Americans from Ottawa for 1931-32 season in Dispersal Draft, September 26, 1931. Traded to Mtl. Maroons by Ottawa for Des Roche, February 3, 1933. Traded to Detroit by Mtl. Maroons for Gus Marker, September 23, 1934. Traded to Hershey (IAHL) by Detroit for cash, June 23, 1938.
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