PIJHL First All-Star Team (2000) PIJHL Rookie of the Year (2000) BCHL First All-Star Team (2002) BCHL MVP (2002) Canadian Junior "A" Player of the Year (2002) CCHA All-Rookie Team (2003) CCHA Second All-Star Team (2003) CCHA Rookie of the Year (2003) CCHA First All-Star Team (2005) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2005)
Traded to NY Islanders by Los Angeles with Denis Grebeshkov for Mark Parrish and Brent Sopel, March 8, 2006. Missed majority of 2009-10 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Zurich (Swiss), July 6, 2011.
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