Signed multi-year contract extension on Jul. 30…Has appeared in career-high 147 straight contests since Mar. 6, ‘12…2013-14: Named team’s Unsung Hero for second time in five seasons (‘09-10)…Appeared in his 400th career NHL game Oct. 11 at Cgy.; reached 100-assist mark Nov. 8 at Toronto…Finished second on team among d'men with 8g-24a-32pts (M. Zidlicky, 12g-30a-42pts); 8g were a career-high, while 24a/32pts were his second-most (31a/37pts, ‘09-10)…Recorded career-high 3g-10a-13pts on the power play...Registered career-high 134 shots on goal, including career-high seven shots Jan. 16 at Col…Scored two OT goals: Mar. 20 vs. Min. and Dec. 21 at Wsh.; is just third d’man in team history (S. Niedermayer, 4, ’01-02 & 2, ’02-03; & J. Oduya, 2, ’08-09) to record two-or-more OT goals in a season…Also notched game-winner Oct. 26 at Bos...Matched career-high with 1g-2a-3pts Dec. 21 at Wsh...Also matched career-high with points in five straight games Nov. 23-30 (1g-5a-6pts).
CCHA All-Rookie Team (2003) CCHA First All-Star Team (2004, 2005, 2006) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2005) NCAA West First All-American Team (2006)
Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, April 4, 2006.
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