Missed majority of 2003-04 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Victoria (ECHL), December 3, 2004. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to knee (November 6, 2005 at Springfield - AHL) and finger (January 3, 2006 in practice) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 17, 2007.
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