Played his 500th game in the NHL on Oct. 24 vs. NYR.
Scored a goal for his 300th career NHL point on Dec. 15 at Washington.
Scored in consecutive games twice in December (Dec. 15/17, 30/31).
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2009)
Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 1, 2008. Missed 2010-11 due to shoulder injury in training camp, September 25, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), September 15, 2012. Traded to Philadelphia by NY Islanders for Shane Harper and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (Devon Toews) in 2014 Entry Draft, June 12, 2013.
Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.
— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad