Russian League All-Star Team (2000)
Traded to NY Islanders by Tampa Bay with Adrian Aucoin for Mathieu Biron and NY Islanders' 2nd round choice (later traded to Washington later traded to Vancouver Vancouver selected Denis Grot) in 2002 Entry Draft, June 22, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Sibir Novosibirsk (KHL), September 6, 2009.
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