ECHL Second All-Star Team (2009)
Traded to Anaheim by Tampa Bay with Tampa Bay's 1st round choice (later traded to Minnesota - Minnesota selected Colton Gillies) in 2007 Entry Draft for Shane O'Brien and Colorado's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Luca Cunti) in 2007 Entry Draft, February 24, 2007. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 31, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Alaska (ECHL), October 3, 2010. Loaned to Lake Erie (AHL) by Alaska (ECHL), January 11, 2012.
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