Brother of Paul BCJHL First Team All-Star (1995) BCJHL Most Sportsmanlike Player (1995) Hockey East First All-Star Team (1999) NCAA East First All-American Team (1999)
Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, April 21, 1999. Traded to New Jersey by Vancouver for Mikko Jokela, January 24, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Ilves (Finland), August 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), September, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), July 3, 2006.
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