Lady Byng Trophy (1981)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1981, 1983)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Toronto for Blaine Stoughton and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Trevor Johansen) in 1977 Entry Draft, September 13, 1974. Suffered eventual career-ending neck injury in game vs. Quebec, February 13, 1984. Named interim Assistant Coach of Pittsburgh, November 2, 1999. Named Assistant Coach of Pittsburgh, June 22, 2000.
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