Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955)
Signed as a free agent by Brooklyn, October 10, 1941. Rights transferred to Detroit from Brooklyn in Special Dispersal Draft October 9, 1942. Traded to Toronto by Detroit for Billy Taylor, September 21, 1946. Traded to Chicago by Toronto for cash, December 10, 1954.
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