Brother of Jud
Traded to Chicago (St. Louis-AHL) by Detroit (Indianapolis-AHL) with Jud McAtee, George Ritchie and Roy Sawyer for Doug McCaig, George Blake and cash, December 26, 1945. Traded to Boston (Hershey-AHL) by Chicago (St. Louis-AHL) for Bill Jennings, February 5, 1946. Traded to Washington (AHL) by Hershey (AHL) for cash, October 9, 1949. Traded to Seattle (PCHL) by Washington (AHL) for cash, September, 1949. Did not report to Seattle (PCHL).
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