- Reassigned to the Crunch on Mar. 11
- Skated in seven games with the Crunch, recording an assist and a +4 rating
- Registered his first point (assist) of the season on Jan. 22 at CAR
- Made his season debut, recording three blocked shots on Jan. 22 at CAR
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2007)
Missed majority of 2005-06 due to shoulder and knee injuries. Claimed on waivers by Calgary from Anaheim, October 19, 2010. Traded to Tampa Bay by Calgary for Blair Jones, January 6, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Vasteras (Sweden-2), October 30, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 20, 2013.
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