WHL East First All-Star Team (2007)
Transferred to Winnipeg after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 21, 2011. Traded to Anaheim by Winnipeg for Maxime Macenauer, February 13, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1. 2012. Signed as a free agent by Jonkoping (Sweden), July 4, 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