2011-12: Recalled on March 3... Scored a goal and had five shots on March 20 vs. FLA... scored two goals over the span of three games March 4-8... recorded his first NHL goal on Feb. 18 vs. PIT... recalled for one game on Nov. 3 vs. NJD and recorded his first career assist in that game.
Personal: The younger brother of NHL forward Kyle Wellwood.
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