Earned an assist at CAR (4/10) ... Recorded 24:15 of ice time at NYI (4/5) ... Registered four blocked shots in 16:05 of ice time at NJ (4/4) ... Recalled from Hershey on April 4 ... Registered three blocked shots in 14:47 of ice time at DET (1/31) ... Led all skaters with four blocked shots vs. MTL (11/29) ... Registered 17 penalty minutes vs. OTT (11/27) ... Earned two hits and two blocked shots in 15:49 of ice time vs. MTL (11/22) ... Recorded three hits vs. PIT (11/20 ) ... Registered two hits and two blocked shots vs. STL (11/17) ... Made his Capitals debut and registered a game-high five hits in 21:43 of ice time at DET (11/15) ... Registered 18 points (3g, 15a) and 48 penalty minutes in 57 games with Hershey this season
Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, October 9, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 12, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 8, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 3, 2014.
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