AHL/Season Notes: Recalled by the Senators for the third time this season on April 5 ... Made his NHL debut on Feb. 25 at Buffalo (4-2 loss) skating in 8:38 time-on-ice ... Recalled by the Senators from Binghamton (AHL) for the first time in his career on Feb. 25 ... Has 19 goals, 22 assists and 24 penalty minutes in 67 games with Binghamton this season ... Represented Switzerland at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), July 8, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Zurich (Swiss), June 6, 2012.
What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.
— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp