Calder Memorial Trophy (1957)
Claimed by Boston from Quebec (QHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 5, 1956. Claimed on waivers by Toronto from Boston, January 7, 1959. Named playing-coach of Pittsburgh (AHL), June 12, 1961.
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