Brother of Peter WJC-A All-Star Team (1981) WJC-A - Best Forward (1981) Swedish World All-Star Team (1982) Swedish Player of the Year (1982)
Traded to New Jersey by Vancouver with Vancouver's 2nd (Jeff Christian) and 4th (Matt Ruchty) round choices in 1988 Entry Draft for Kirk McLean, Greg Adams and New Jersey's 2nd round choice (Leif Rohlin) in 1988 Entry Draft, September 15, 1987.
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