Aaron Ekblad#5 • D
- Status: On roster
- Height: 6'4
- Weight: 220 lbs.
- Shoots: R
- Experience: 5 years
- Birthdate: Feb 7, 1996 (23 years)
- Birthplace: Windsor, Ont.
- Drafted: Drafted by Florida in 2014 (1/1).
|Owns a fantastic combination of National Hockey League size and tremendous skating ability. Also has plenty of offensive ability and hockey sense. Shoots the puck with aplomb. Can quarterback a power play. Needs to become a bit more physically aggressive in the National Hockey League, so as to to carve out his territory and keep opponents honest more often. Must also resist putting too much pressure on himself.|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Excellent all-round defenseman with upside.|
|NHL||Calder Memorial Trophy||2014-15|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2015-16, 2014-15 (replacement)|
|OHL||Max Kaminsky Trophy||2013-14|
|OHL||Emms Family Award||2011-12|
|OHL||First All-Star Team||2013-14|
|OHL||First All-Rookie Team||2011-12|