Missed six games. Apr. 1-11 (upper body)...Reached the 300-pt. mark with PPA Mar. 20 vs. Min...Tallied season-high 1g-2a-3pts Mar. 31 vs. Fla...Recorded three 1g-1a-2pt. games: Mar. 1 at NYI, Jan 18 at Phx. & Jan. 12 at Tor.; goal Jan. 12 was first with NJD...Posted 2a Jan. 14 at Mtl...Had points in five straight games Jan. 7-14 (1g-6a-7pts)...Notched points in three straight Mar. 4-8 (3a)...Also had points in back-to-back games three times: Mar. 23-27 (1g-1a-2pts), Feb. 27-Mar. 1 (2g-1a-3pts) & Jan. 16-18 (2g-1a-3pts)...Returned to lineup Dec. 27 vs. CBJ; missed 32 games Oct. 17-Dec. 23...Picked up first point with NJ with 1a Oct. 4 vs. NYI...Made his Devils' debut Oct. 3 at Pit...2012-13: Split campaign between SJ and NYR; traded for 1st time in NHL career…Totaled 3g/16a/19pts overall; notched all 3g following Apr. 2 trade…Recorded 3 multi-point games, including 2g-1a-3pts in NY debut Apr. 3 vs. Pit…Appeared in his 400th NHL contest Jan. 27 vs. Van.
Missed majority of 2007-08 due to knee injury at Columbus, October 27, 2007. Traded to NY Rangers by San Jose for NY Rangers' 2nd round choice (Gabryel Boudreau) in 2013 Entry Draft, Florida's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Pavel Laplante) in 2013 Entry Draft and NY Rangers' 5th round choice in 2014 Entry Draft, April 2, 2013. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 5, 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