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Ekblad and Vanek score but Panthers can't keep up with Rangers

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Henrik Lundqvist made 43 saves to earn his 30th win of the season and lead the New York Rangers over the Florida Panthers 5-2 on Tuesday night. Nick Holden, Kevin Hayes, and Chris Kreider scored goals for the Rangers. Tanner Glass had a goal and an assist. Pavel Buchnevich added an empty-net goal. Aaron Ekblad and Thomas Vanek scored for the Panthers and James...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ekblad, Reimer excel but Panthers fall to Flyers in shootout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Newly acquired Valtteri Filppula scored in regulation and Jakub Voracek and Jordan Weal netted goals in the shootout to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Aaron Ekblad scored for the Panthers, who were trying to tie a franchise record with their sixth straight road victory. Florida has lost four of its past...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gotta See It: Ekblad steals, dekes, and scores for incredible shorthanded goal

Florida Panthers defenceman Aaron Ekblad shows off why he was selected first overall with one of the most incredible goals this season when he intercepts a pass, dekes around a Flyer and puts in the back of the net.
Via SportsNetCanada
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Trotz compares Aaron Ekblad to Hall of Fame defensemen

Ahead of the Washington Capitals matchup against the Florida Panthers tonight, Caps head coach Barry Trotz offered the highest praise imaginable to Panthers defensemen Aaron Ekblad, saying he has “Hall of Fame talent.” Trotz just compared Panthers D Aaron Ekblad to Nick Lidstrom, Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger. Says he has Hall of Fame talent. #CapitalsTalk — Chuck Gormley (...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Aaron Ekblad: Matchups With Bruins Were ‘Really Tough Games’ (Video)

Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad was the best rookie defenseman in the NHL this season, and that earned him a trip to Las Vegas as a finalist for the Calder Trophy, an award given annually to the league’s most outstanding rookie. Ekblad played against the Boston Bruins five times this season, and several of those games were important in the playoff race as both teams fought...
Via NESN.com
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers Defenseman Aaron Ekblad The Top Candidate For Calder Trophy

BOSTON — A defenseman winning the Calder Trophy is rare, but Florida Panthers rookie D-man Aaron Ekblad is a rare talent. The No. 1 pick in the 2014 NHL draft has played with the Panthers since Day 1 of the 2014-15 campaign and is playing at a level rarely seen from defensemen age 18 or 19. Not only does Ekblad deserve a trip to Las Vegas as a finalist for the Calder, at this point...
Via NESN.com
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers, No. 1 Pick Aaron Ekblad Agree To Three-Year Contract

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers and No. 1 overall draft pick Aaron Ekblad have agreed on a three-year entry-level contract. Panthers general manager Dale Tallon announced the deal Wednesday, eight days before Ekblad will begin competing at Florida’s annual camp for prospects. Ekblad was the Ontario Hockey League’s top defenseman last season, with 23 goals and 53 points...
Via NESN.com
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 NHL Draft Pick Aaron Ekblad Sidelined With Concussion

BROSSARD, Quebec — Top NHL draft pick Aaron Ekblad suffered a concussion in Canada’s world junior exhibition game against the Czech Republic and will miss the rest of summer development camp. The 18-year-old defenseman was hit hard during Monday night’s 6-2 win over the Czech Republic and left the game. Hockey Canada says Ekblad is expected to be ready for Florida Panthers...
Via NESN.com
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad injured in exhibition game

The Florida Panthers are left holding their breath after an injury to top-prospect Aaron Ekblad on Tuesday night. Ekblad, the Panthers' first overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, suffered what is currently being described as an upper-body injury during Canada's 6-2 victory over the Czech Republic. The game was part of Canada's under-20 summer development camp for World Junior hopefuls...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 pick Aaron Ekblad scores as Panthers close development camp with scrimmage

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- On the final day of the Florida Panthers annual development camp, the Red team defeated the Blue team 6-5 in a shootout as defenseman Aaron Ekblad scored in front of a packed house at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs. Unlike a traditional hockey game, the Panthers' intrasquad scrimmage was played as two 30-minute halves with a 13-minute intermission. Already...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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