Signed as a free agent by Chicago, June 4, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 18, 2006. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to broken jaw at NY Rangers, November 17, 2009 and as a healthy reserve. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Abbotsford (AHL), November 10, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 1, 2011.
Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.
— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad