AHL Second All-Star Team (1947) AHL First All-Star Team (1948)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 19, 1942. Traded to St. Louis (AHL) by Detroit with Fern Gauthier, Ed Nicholson and future considerations for Steve Black and Bill Brennan, August 29, 1949.
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