Signed as a free agent by Hartford (AHL), September 24, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, August 22, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 22, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 11, 2005. Traded to Columbus by Calgary for Cale Hulse, February 28, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Straubing (Germany), July 29, 2006.
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