QMHL First All-Star Team (1951, 1953) QHL First All-Star Team (1955) QHL Second All-Star Team (1956, 1957) Named Best Defenseman at WEC-A (1959) EHL Second All-Star Team (1961)
Traded to Chicago (St. Louis-AHL) by NY Rangers for cash, September 19, 1950. Traded to Montreal by Chicago for cash, October 25, 1954. Claimed on waivers by Quebec (QHL) from Shawinigan (QHL), October, 1956.
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