2013-14: Led NHL in S% (21.1) .. 2nd on Maple Leafs in SHG (tie-1), 3rd in A (tie-30) and +/- (tie +2) .. Set single-season career highs in G, A and PTS .. 3rd NHL player with PS goal and OTW in same game Mar. 5 at NYR .. 2 A, including 100th NHL A, 2nd star Feb. 8 vs. VAN .. 8-game point streak (Nov. 27-Jan. 7) with 11 PTS (3g, 8a) .. Career high 3 A, 2nd star Dec. 29 vs. CAR .. Missed 12 games (Dec. 5-27) due to oblique injury .. Missed 12 games (Oct. 26-Nov. 23) due to hamstring injury .. SO Stats: 2-for-4.
WCHA All-Rookie Team (2008)
Signed as a free agent by Toronto, April 3, 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