Brother of Gord QJHL Second All-Star Team (1970) NHL First All-Star Team (1982) Vezina Trophy (1982) William M. Jennings Trophy (1983) (shared with Roland Melanson) Conn Smythe Trophy (1983)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1978)
Claimed by NY Islanders from Los Angeles in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Credited with scoring a goal vs. Colorado, November 28, 1979.
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