OHA-Jr. Second All-Star Team (1959) WEC-A All-Star Team (1961) WHL Second All-Star Team (1969) OHA-Sr. First All-Star Team (1972, 1973, 1974)
Signed as a free agent by Toronto, June 5, 1961. Rights transferred to Vancouver (WHL) after WHL club purchased Rochester (AHL) franchise, August 13, 1968. Claimed by Minnesota from Vancouver (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 10, 1969. Claimed by Vancouver from Minnesota in Expansion Draft, June 10, 1970.
What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.
— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp