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.
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