OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1976) CHL Second All-Star Team (1982)
Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980. Traded to Toronto by Calgary with Calgary's 3rd round choice (later traded to Washington Washington selected Torrie Robertson) in 1980 Entry Draft for Toronto's 2nd round choice (Kevin LaVallee) in 1980 Entry Draft, June 10, 1980. Traded to Washington by Toronto for Lee Norwood, October 6, 1983.
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