OHL First All-Star Team (1992) NHL Foundation Player Award (2003)
Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to hernia injury vs. Dallas, November 10, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 2, 2005. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to recurring hernia injury. Signed as a free agent by Flint (IHL), January 9, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (AHL), February 4, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, February 25, 2008. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to recurring hernia injury. Officially announced his retirement, December 7, 2009.
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