Best Defenseman at EJC-A (1969) WEC-A All-Star Team (1973) NHL Second All-Star Team (1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980) Canada Cup All-Star Team (1976) NHL First All-Star Team (1977) Swedish World All-Star Team (1989)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1976, 1977, 1978)
Signed as a free agent by Toronto, May 12, 1973. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, June 12, 1989.
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