Played his 500th game in the NHL on Oct. 24 vs. NYR.
Scored a goal for his 300th career NHL point on Dec. 15 at Washington.
Scored in consecutive games twice in December (Dec. 15/17, 30/31).
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2009)
Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 1, 2008. Missed 2010-11 due to shoulder injury in training camp, September 25, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), September 15, 2012. Traded to Philadelphia by NY Islanders for Shane Harper and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (Devon Toews) in 2014 Entry Draft, June 12, 2013.
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