WHL East First All-Star Team (2007)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, April 27, 2007. Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers with Scott Gomez and Tom Pyatt for Chris Higgins, Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko, June 30, 2009.
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