OHL First All-Star Team (2002) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2002)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 12, 2002. Loaned to Syracuse (AHL) by Grand Rapids (AHL) for loan of Jeff Panzer, March 11, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 15, 2005.
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