Traded to Atlanta by Vancouver with Don Lever for Ivan Boldirev and Darcy Rota, February 8, 1980. Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980. Traded to Detroit by Calgary for future considerations (Rick Vasko, May 28, 1981), February 24, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 2, 1985.
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