OHL Second All-Star Team (1996)
Rights traded to Edmonton by Boston with Mariusz Czerkawski and Boston's 1st round choice (Matthieu Descoteaux) in 1996 Entry Draft for Bill Ranford, January 11, 1996. Traded to Boston by Edmonton for Bobby Allen, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 24, 2003. Traded to Vancouver by New Jersey for Vancouver's 4th round choice (T. J. Miller) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Dusseldorf (Germany), July 28, 2006.
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