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.
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