QMJHL - Rookie of the Year (1973) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1974)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1976, 1984)
Traded to Montreal by Pittsburgh with future considerations (rights to Peter Marsh, December 15, 1977) for Pete Mahovlich and Peter Lee, November 29, 1977. Traded to Hartford by Montreal with Montreal's 1st round choice (Sylvain Cote) in 1984 Entry Draft and Montreal's 3rd round choice (later traded to Pittsburgh Pittsburgh selected Bruce Racine) in 1985 Entry Draft for Hartford's 1st (Petr Svoboda) and 2nd (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Brian Benning) round choices in 1984 Entry Draft and Hartford's 3rd round choice (Rocky Dundas) in 1985 Entry Draft, December 21, 1981. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, September 12, 1983.
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