WCHA Second All-Star Team (2009) WCHA First All-Star Team (2010) WCHA Player of the Year (2010) NCAA West First All-American Team (2010)
Traded to Phoenix by Florida for Justin Bernhardt, September 8, 2011. Traded to Pittsburgh by Phoenix with Harrison Ruopp and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Pittsburgh selected Oskar Sundqvist) in 2012 Entry Draft for Zbynek Michalek, June 22, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Binghamton (AHL), September 6, 2012.
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