Transferred to New Jersey by Detroit with Dave Barr as compensation for Detroit's signing of free agent Troy Crowder, September 9, 1991. Traded to Dallas by New Jersey with Jason Arnott and New Jersey's 1st round choice (later traded to Columbus later traded to Buffalo Buffalo selected Dan Paille) in 2002 Entry Draft for Joe Nieuwendyk and Jamie Langenbrunner, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 4, 2002. Officially announced retirement, September 13, 2003.
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