Signed as a free agent by Toronto, December 15, 1919. Signed as a free agent by Hamilton, December 5, 1921. Loaned to Toronto by Hamilton to replace injured John Ross Roach, December 13, 1921. Missed remainder of 1921-22 season recovering from eventual career-ending illness that required treatment at Mayo Clinic in Baltimore, MD.
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