WEC-A All-Star Team (1962, 1969) Swedish Player of the Year (1963) Named Best Forward at WEC-A (1969)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 1, 1964. Rights traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers for future considerations, June 8, 1967. Selected by New York (WHA) in WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.
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