AHA First All-Star Team (1939) USHL First All-Star Team (1946)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit (Pittsburgh-IAHL), October 30, 1937. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Don Grosso and Cully Simon for Earl Seibert and future considerations (Fido Purpur), January 4, 1945), January 2, 1945.
Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.
— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad