CAREER: In the 3rd season of a 3-year contract...2006 OHL Plus-Minus Award (+37)...Represented Canada at the 2006 U-18 World Championship and 2005 U-17 World Championship (gold).
2013-14: Ranked 4th on the Griffins with 35 points (14-21-35) in 43 games at the time of his recall...Recorded 2 assists in 18 games with DET this season...Missed 6 games due to injury.
2012-13: 1 of 4 DET players to appear in all 48 games...Averaged 10:48 TOI per game...Tallied 8 points (5-3-8)...Skated in 13 playoff games, averaging 10:25 TOI.
OTHER: Recorded 255 points (97-158-255) in 218 OHL games with the Kingston Frontenacs and Brampton Battalion from 2004-08...Has skated in 248 career AHL games with Grand Rapids, tallying 140 points (44-96-140)...Scored in his NHL debut on 1/22/11 vs. CHI.
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