2013-14: • Recalled from Rochester (AHL) on Apr. 13
• At the time of his Apr. 13 recall, had appeared in eight AHL games for Rochester, boasting a 5-3-0 record to go along with a 2.49 goals-against average and a save percentage of .919
• Earned his first career recall from Rochester (AHL) on Apr. 8 • Also split time between Rochester (AHL) and Fort Wayne (ECHL)
• At the time of his Apr. 13 recall, had appeared in 31 ECHL games for Fort Wayne this season, posting a record of 15-11-4 with a goals-against average of 2.79 and a .906 save percentage
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