Played in NHL All-Star Game (1968)
Traded to Detroit by Toronto with Frank Mahovlich, Garry Unger and the rights to Carl Brewer for Norm Ullman, Paul Henderson, Floyd Smith and Doug Barrie, March 3, 1968. Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit for Larry Brown, October 31, 1970. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 31, 1977.
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