Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1980)
Traded to Hartford by St. Louis for Hartford's 3rd round choice (later traded back to Hartford Hartford selected Blair Atcheynum) in 1989 Entry Draft, October 5, 1987.
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