AHL First All-Star Team (1954) John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer AHL) (1954) Les Cunningham Award (MVP AHL) (1954) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960) Traded to Chicago by Boston for cash, September 10, 1954. Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago for Wally Hergesheimer, June 19, 1956.
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