QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1991) QMJHL First All-Star Team (1992) Canadian Major Junior - Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year (1992) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1993) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1993)
Traded to Chicago by Washington with Washington's 6th round choice (Jonathan Pelletier) in 1998 Entry Draft for Chicago's 5th round choice (Erik Wendell) in 1998 Entry Draft, October 10, 1997. Traded to Montreal by Chicago for David Ling, March 14, 1998. Signed as a free agent Vancouver, August 25, 1999. Loaned to Springfield (AHL) by Syracuse (AHL) for loan of Sean McCann, March 15, 2000.
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