Signed as a free agent by Toronto Millionaires (IHL), January 20, 1930. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh (IHL) after Toronto (IHL) franchise folded, October 30, 1930. Traded to Montreal by London (IHL) for cash, April 1, 1935. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, October 27, 1935.
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