Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, September 7, 2000. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to abdominal injury vs. NY Islanders, December 29, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (Russia), July 2, 2001.
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