Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year IHL) (1962)
Traded to Chicago by NY Rangers with Tracy Pratt, Mel Pearson and Dick Meissner for Ray Cullen and John McKenzie, June 4, 1965. Claimed by Minnesota from Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Detroit by Minnesota with Jean-Guy Talbot for Duke Harris and Bob McCord, October 19, 1967.
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