AJHL - MVP (1995)
Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, May 1, 1996. Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis for Mike Eastwood, March 24, 1998. Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers with Alex Kovalev for Petr Nedved, Chris Tamer and Sean Pronger, November 25, 1998. Claimed on waivers by Vancouver from Pittsburgh, December 7, 1998. Played w/ RHI's Chicago Cheetahs in 1995 (24-24-47-71-25).
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