Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 28, 1993. Claimed on waivers by Winnipeg from Detroit, January 20, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 1, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix Mustangs (WCHL), November 9, 1999. Traded to Bakersfield (WCHL) by Phoenix Mustangs (WCHL) with Rod Hinks for Jason Johnson and David Hynes, December 12, 2000. Played w/ RHI's Buffalo Stampede in 1994 (19-6-8-14-83).
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