BCJHL First All-Star Team (1978) AHL Second All-Star Team (1985) AHL First All-Star Team (1987) Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (Sportsmanship AHL) (1987, 1991)
Signed as a free agent by Hartford, August 10, 1980. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, September 14, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 15, 1985.
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