PLAYOFFS: Extended his point-streak to four games with a goal in Game 4 @ LAK on 4/24…Assisted on the GWG in Game 3 vs. LAK on 4/22…Led all skaters with three points (1-2=3) in Game 2 vs. LAK on 4/20…Assisted on the opening goal in Game 1 vs. LAK on 4/17…Making his eighth career postseason experience (2007-present), all with the Sharks…Has been to the Conference Finals twice in his career (2010, 2011).
2013-14 GAME NOTES: Had 48 points (28-20=48) in his last 47 games…Set a career high for goals and points…1st on the team in points, 2nd in assists and 1st in goals…3rd in the League in goals, T-8th in points and T-7th amongst League forwards in blocked shots (68)…Was named the Brocade “Sharks Player of the Year” as well as the Ram Trucks “Sharks Fan Favorite” award winner…Scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season on April 12 at Phoenix, becoming just the fourth Sharks player to score 40 goals in a single season (Cheechoo, Marleau, Nolan).
USHL All-Rookie Team (2003) USHL First All-Star Team (2003) USHL Rookie of the Year (2003) WCHA All-Rookie Team (2005) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2006) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2006)
Signed as a free agent by Minsk (KHL), October 5, 2012.
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