PLAYOFFS: Plus-3 April 30 at SJ...Assist April 28 vs. SJ...Five hits April 26 at SJ...Assist and eight hits April 17 at SJ.
REGULAR SEASON: Assist April 12 vs. ANA…Assist March 24 at PHI...Assist March 9 at EDM...Assist March 1 vs. CAR...Goal and tied career high with plus-4 rating Feb. 26 at COL...First career overtime goal Feb. 6 vs. CBJ...Played in 1,000th career game Feb. 1 vs. PHI...Goal Jan. 21 at CBJ (first goal since Feb. 17, 2012 (115 games)...Assist Jan. 9 vs. BOS...Two assists Dec. 19 vs. SJ...Assist Dec. 2 vs. STL...Assist Nov. 25 at VAN...Plus-3 Nov. 9 vs. VAN...Assist Oct. 24 vs. PHX....Assist Oct. 3 at MIN.
WHL West First All-Star Team (1999)
Traded to Calgary by Colorado with Rene Corbet, Wade Belak and Colorado's 2nd round compensatory choice (Jarret Stoll) in 2000 Entry Draft for Theoren Fleury and Chris Dingman, February 28, 1999. Traded to Buffalo by Calgary with Ales Kotalik and Calgary's 2nd round choice (Jake McCabe) in 2012 Entry Draft for Chris Butler and Paul Byron, June 25, 2011. Traded to Los Angeles by Buffalo for Los Angeles' 2nd round choices in 2014 and 2015 Entry Drafts, April 1, 2013.
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