- Scored his first NHL goal - a five-on-three PPG - on Oct. 8 vs. Minnesota.
- Made his NHL debut on April 14, 2013 vs. Detroit, becoming the third-youngest player (18 years, 244 days) to don a Predators uniform (Scott Hartnell: 18 years, 171 days; David Legwand: 18 years, 243 days).
- The recipient of the 2013 Golden Cage Award as the Allsvenskan’s top junior player after posting 33 points (15g-18a) in 38 games for Leksand in 2012-13.
- Titles won: 2012 World Junior Championship, 2010 Swedish Junior League title
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