WJrHL First All-Star Team (1942) AHL First All-Star Team (1954)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 7, 1947. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers with future considerations for Roy Conacher, October 22, 1947. Transaction was voided when Conacher refused to report. Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers with Pete Babando for Ivan Irwin, August 8, 1953. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Montreal with Gaye Stewart and Pete Babando for Jackie Leclair and cash, August 17, 1954.
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