2013-14: 3 fighting majors .. Missed last 2 games (Apr. 10, 12) due to injury .. Recalled from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) 6 times .. 22 GP for Marlies - 21 pts (16g, 5a), 26 PIMs .. Healthy scratch 14 times, most recently Mar. 19 vs. TBL .. Missed 5 games (Feb. 1-27) due to wrist injury .. SUS 2 games (Nov. 2, 8) for boarding (Derek Smith) Oct. 30 at CGY .. Collected 1st NHL point (assist) Oct. 8 vs. COL.
Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.
— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad