Father of Mike Jr.
Signed as a free agent by Ottawa (QSHL), September, 1945. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 24, 1945. Loaned to Boston by Montreal as compensation for Montreal's recall of Paul Bibeault, January 8, 1946. Returned to Montreal by Boston, January 17, 1946.
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