Brother of Gilles QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1972)
Traded to Detroit by St. Louis with Chris Evans and Bryan Watson for Ted Harris, Bill Collins and Garnet Bailey, February 14, 1974. Claimed as a fill-in by Detroit during Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Signed as a free agent by Quebec, October 6, 1981. Claimed by Montreal from Quebec in Waiver Draft, October 3, 1983.
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