2013-14: Recorded first point of the season (assist) on Nov. 12 vs. ANA
2012-13: Completed seventh NHL season, first with New Jersey...Played in 22 games recording no points and 44 PIMs...Saw action in 22 of the last 45 games, including season-high 15 straight appearances Jan. 29-Feb. 24…Made Devils’ debut Jan. 25 vs. WSH...For lone appearance over season’s 1st 3 games...2nd on squad with 44 PIM (D. Clarkson, 78)...
Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 18, 2006. Traded to Florida by Dallas with Dallas's 6th round choice (later traded to Nashville Nashville selected Simon Fernholm) in 2012 Entry Draft for Jake Hauswirth and Florida's 5th round choice (Henri Kiviaho) in 2012 Entry Draft, December 7, 2011. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 10, 2012.
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