Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh (WPHL), November 1, 1908. Suspended by USAHA for signing amateur contract with NY Irish Americans (AAHL), January 8, 1917. Signed as a free agent by Toronto Arenas (NHA), January 30, 1917. Claimed by Montreal Canadiens (NHA) from Toronto Arenas (NHA) in Dispersal Draft, February 11, 1917. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, December 15, 1917.
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