WCHA All-Rookie Team (2006)
Traded to Tampa Bay by Ottawa for Matt Gilroy, February 27, 2012. Missed 2013-14 due to knee injury vs. Springfield (AHL), May 17, 2013 and resulting surgery. Officially announced his retirement, July 11, 2014.
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