Played in NHL All-Star Game (1975, 1978)
Suspended by NHL for first 10 games of 1982-83 season for assault on referee Andy Van Hellemond, April 25, 1982. Missed majority of 1982-83 due to finger injury vs. NY Islanders (November 18, 1982) and knee injury vs. Vancouver, December 31, 1982.
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