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Getting to Know Aaron Ekblad

by Adelyn Biedenbach / Florida Panthers
“I’m very excited, I couldn’t be in a better position than where I am.”

Age: 18

Drafted: 1st Overall 2014

Hometown: Belle River, ON

Twitter: @Ek5Colts

Instagram: @aaronEkblad5

Number: 5

Fun Fact: 14th Captain in Barrie Colts Franchise History (2013-14 Season)

Favorite Hockey Memory: Ivan Hlinka Gold and Back-to-Back Minor Hockey Champs

Favorite Hockey Player when you were a child: Niklas Lidstrom

Favorite Song: Mandolin Rain - Josh Kelley

Favorite Movie: Lone Survivor/That Awkward Moment

Favorite Actors: Leo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling

Favorite Actresses: Olivia Wilde, Hayden Panettiere

Favorite Sport (other than hockey): Lacrosse, Golf

Favorite Book: Tough Guy - Bob Probert

Favorite thing about South Florida: Weather

Favorite Beach Activity: Volleyball

Favorite Meal to Cook: Steak

Three Guests (Living or Dead) that you would invite to dinner: Nick Lidstrom, Ed Jovanovski, Steve Jobs

On Earning a Roster Spot: “ I think I just need to come in and prove my work ethic and my ability to play."

Catch him next at Prospects Camp starting September 11.

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