WHA First All-Star Team (1976, 1978) Playoff MVP Trophy WHA (1976) WHA Second All-Star Team (1977)
Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHA), May 3, 1974. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, June 5, 1978.
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