- Made his season debut on Apr. 14 at BUF, recording 13:31 TOI and went 7-for-11 (64 %) in the faceoff circle
- Recalled by the Lightning on Apr. 14
- Has skated in 73 games with Syracuse, registering 12 goals and 35 points
Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 6, 2013.
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