Scored a goal and earned two assists at CAR (4/10) ... Recorded an assist at STL (4/8) ... Earned an assist vs. LA (3/25) ... Scored a goal at SJ (3/22) ...Scored a goal vs. PIT (3/10) ... Earned an assist vs. PHX (3/8) ... Earned an assist vs. PHI (3/2) ... Scored a goal and tallied five shots at BOS (3/1) ... Won 7 of 10 faceoffs at FLA (2/27) ... Registered five hits vs. DET (2/2) ... Scored a goal and led WSH in shots (6) and hits (5) at CBJ (1/30) ... Scored two goals at TB (1/9) ... Scored the GWG in the third period and was named the game's first star vs. NYR (12/27) ... Tallied an assist vs. ANA (12/23) ... Earned an assist vs. NJ (12/21) ... Scored a goal at PHI (11/17) ... Earned an assist vs. PHI (12/15) ... Scored a goal and earned an assist vs. NSH (12/7) ... Scored a goal and earned an assist vs. MTL (11/29) ... Scored a goal vs. OTT (11/27) ... Served as a healthy extra in nine games (11/5-11/22) ... Earned an assist vs. FLA (11/2)
WHL East First All-Star Team (2005) WHL Player of the Year (2005) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2005)
Missed majority of 2011-12 due to shoulder surgery and as a healthy reserve. Traded to Winnipeg by Washington for Danick Paquette and Winnipeg's 4th round choice (Thomas Di Pauli) in 2012 Entry Draft, July 8, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Hameenlinna (Finland), October 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Washington, Janiuary 12, 2013.
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