Rights transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Traded to Tampa Bay by Phoenix for Todd Warriner, June 18, 2001. Traded to Ottawa by Tampa Bay for Andre Roy and Ottawa's 6th round choice (Paul Ranger) in 2002 Entry Draft, March 15, 2002.
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