Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2000)
Traded to Rimouski (QMJHL) by Quebec (QMJHL) for Quebec's 3rd round choice (Noye Tyler) in 1999 QMJHL Priority Draft, October 30, 1998. Traded to Florida by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 9th round choice (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Carter Lee) in 2003 Entry Draft for Sven Butenschon, October 11, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss), August 6, 2007.
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