Led Worcester in scoring (37 points) and goals (19) at the time of his recall…Recalled from Worcester on March 27…Recalled from Worcester Dec. 8Made NHL debut on Oct. 21 at Detroit and played 12:54…Recalled from Worcester on Oct. 20…Assigned to Worcester on Oct. 2
In his first professional season, was the only Worcester Sharks player to suit up in all 76 games, posting 26 points (13-13-26)…Led team with 2 shorthanded goals and with four game winning goals.
His brother, Dougie, plays with the Boston Bruins… his parents met as Canadian Olympians during the 1984 Summer Games. Father, Doug, won a bronze medal rowing in the quadruple sculls and his future wife, Lynn Polson, played for the fourth-place women’s basketball team.
What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.
— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp