2013-14: Played in 800th NHL game on Apr. 4...Stopped 37 shots for the win Mar. 25 vs. OTT...Made 52 saves for a win Mar. 18 at SJS...Made 28 saves for the win Mar. 14 vs. NJ...Stopped all 25 shots in recording 66th career shutout and 27th with Panthers in return to Cats lineup Mar. 6 vs BUF...Acquired by the Florida Panthers on Mar. 4 via a four player trade with the Vancouver Canucks... Faced a season high 48 shots on Jan. 4 at LA, recording a season high 46 saves...Recorded a shutout on Dec. 13 vs. Edmonton
WJC-A All-Star Team (1999) WJC-A Best Goaltender (1999)NHL Second All-Star Team (2004, 2007) William M. Jennings Trophy (2011) (shared with Cory Schneider)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004, 2007, 2009)
Traded to Florida by NY Islanders with Olli Jokinen for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha, June 24, 2000. Traded to Vancouver by Florida with Lukas Krajicek and Florida's 6th round choice (Sergei Shirokov) in 2006 Entry Draft for Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen and Alex Auld, June 23, 2006. Traded to Florida by Vancouver with Steven Anthony for Jacob Markstrom and Shawn Matthias, March 4, 2014.
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