2013-14: 2nd on Maple Leafs in GWG (tie-4) .. 400th NHL game Feb. 27 at NYI .. 5 GP for Russia at 2014 Olympics - 2 PIMs .. Named to 2014 Russian Olympic Team Jan. 7 .. Missed 12 games (Oct. 5-30) due to ankle injury .. Suffered ankle injury in practice Oct. 4.
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