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.
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