AHL First All-Star Team (1995)
Claimed by Atlanta from New Jersey in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999. Traded to Dallas by Atlanta for Dallas' 9th round choice (Mark McRae) in 2000 Entry Draft, December 15, 1999. Traded to Chicago by Dallas with Derek Plante and Dallas' 2nd round choice (Matt Keith) in 2001 Entry Draft for Sylvain Cote and Dave Manson, February 8, 2000.
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