Signed as a free agent by Hartford, July 30, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 6, 1996. Suffered career-ending eye injury in game vs. Kentucky (AHL), December 13, 1998. Named Head Coach of Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL), July 6, 2000.
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