CAREER: In the 5th season of an 11-year contract...2008 Stanley Cup champion...Represented Sweden at 2010 Olympics and 2006 WC (gold)...Named to 2014 Swedish Olympic Team but did not play due to injury.
2013-14: Ranked 5th on team in points (41) and led DET in PPG (7)...Tallied a season-high 4 points (2-2-4) on 3/7 vs. NJ...Recorded 6th career hat trick on 2/27 at OTT...Named NHL's 1st Star of the Week on 3/3 after 5 points (3-2-5) in 2 games...Recorded nine points (4-5-9) during 6-game point streak, 11/24-12/6...Scored his first 2 goals of the year and his 1st of four GWGs on 10/17 at COL...Multi-point games: 11...Man Games Lost: 27.
OTHER: Has 66 career multipoint games...Led the NHL in goals (13) during the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs...Was selected by DET at the NHL Entry Draft at age 24...Recorded 58 points (23-35-58) in 165 SHL games with Linkoping before joining the NHL in 2005-06.
Missed majority of 2009-10 due to knee injury vs. Chicago, October 8, 2009.
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