2013-14: Recalled from San Antonio on Mar. 23...Had 20 points (4-16-20) in 40 games at time of recall...Made his Panther debut Oct. 3 at DAL, recording two shots on 18:26 TOI.
Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2002)
Traded to Anaheim by Pittsburgh for Chris Kunitz and Eric Tangradi, February 26, 2009. Traded to Edmonton by Anaheim with Anaheim's 6th round choice (Brandon Davidson) in 2010 Entry Draft for Lubomir Visnovsky, March 3, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to ankle injury vs. Buffalo, December 28, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Florida, September 29, 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