Son of Max WCHA First All-Star Team (1973) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1973)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1977)
Transferred to Boston by Buffalo as compensation for Buffalo's signing of free agent Andre Savard, June 11, 1976. Traded to Vancouver by Boston for Jim Nill, February 3, 1984. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 20, 1985.
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