WJC-A All-Star Team (1985) Finnish First All-Star Team (1985, 1992) Finnish Player of the Year (1992)
Traded to Los Angeles by NY Islanders for Ken Baumgartner and Hubie McDonough, November 29, 1989. Traded to Buffalo by Los Angeles for Mike Donnelly, September 30, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 18, 1994.
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