Brother of Jim WCJHL First All-Star Team (1978)
Traded to Los Angeles by Buffalo with Sean McKenna and Ken Baumgartner for Brian Engblom and Doug Smith, January 30, 1986. Traded to Buffalo by Los Angeles for Bob Logan and Buffalo's 9th round choice (Jim Giacin) in 1989 Entry Draft, October 21, 1988.
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