Missed remainder of 1995-96 due to concussion vs. Los Angeles, November 22, 1995. Missed majority of 1996-97 due to concussion vs. Washington, November 29, 1996. Missed remainder of 1997-98 due to concussion vs. Buffalo, November 22, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Boston, September 10, 1998.
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