WHL East Second All-Star Team (1998)
Missed majority of 2003-04 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Victoria (ECHL), January 21, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, September 29, 2007. Missed entire 2008-09 due to concussion.
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