OHL First All-Star Team (1996, 1997) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1996) Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup MVP) (1996)
Traded to Dallas by Boston for Richard Jackman, June 23, 2001. Traded to Nashville by Dallas with Ed Belfour for David Gosselin and Nashville's 5th round choice (Eero Kilpelainen) in 2003 Entry Draft, June 29, 2002. Signed as a free agent by ERC Ingolstadt (Germany), March 18, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Vienna (Austria), July 13, 2007.
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