2013-14: Played in 800th NHL game on Apr. 4...Stopped 37 shots for the win Mar. 25 vs. OTT...Made 52 saves for a win Mar. 18 at SJS...Made 28 saves for the win Mar. 14 vs. NJ...Stopped all 25 shots in recording 66th career shutout and 27th with Panthers in return to Cats lineup Mar. 6 vs BUF...Acquired by the Florida Panthers on Mar. 4 via a four player trade with the Vancouver Canucks... Faced a season high 48 shots on Jan. 4 at LA, recording a season high 46 saves...Recorded a shutout on Dec. 13 vs. Edmonton
WJC-A All-Star Team (1999) WJC-A Best Goaltender (1999)NHL Second All-Star Team (2004, 2007) William M. Jennings Trophy (2011) (shared with Cory Schneider)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004, 2007, 2009)
Traded to Florida by NY Islanders with Olli Jokinen for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha, June 24, 2000. Traded to Vancouver by Florida with Lukas Krajicek and Florida's 6th round choice (Sergei Shirokov) in 2006 Entry Draft for Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen and Alex Auld, June 23, 2006.
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