OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1969, 1970) OHA-Jr. - MVP (1970) Calder Memorial Trophy (1971) Lady Byng Trophy (1973) NHL Second All-Star Team (1976, 1977) Canada Cup All-Star Team (1981)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1971, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1984)
Officially announced retirement, November 24, 1986.
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