- Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 1 of the first round series against Minnesota on April 17.
2013-14 REGULAR SEASON
- Skated in 76 games for Colorado during his first full NHL season, recording seven points (1g/6a).
- Dressed in each of the final 75 games.
- Was claimed off waivers from L.A. prior to the season on Sept. 22.e time at 2:48 per game.
Missed majority of 2004-05 due to shoulder injury. Traded to Los Angeles by NY Rangers with Jason Ward, Jan Marek and NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (later traded to Buffalo - Buffalo selected Corey Fienhage) in 2008 Entry Draft for Sean Avery and John Seymour, February 5, 2007. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to shoulder injury in training camp.
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