SJHL First All-Star Team CHL First All-Star Team (1983)
Rights transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Traded to NY Islanders by Cleveland with Wayne Merrick and Cleveland's 4th round choice (draft choice cancelled by the Cleveland-Minnesota merger) in 1978 Entry Draft for J. P. Parise and Jean Potvin, January 10, 1978.
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