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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...
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...
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Ekblad accidentally runs over linesman (Video / GIF)

Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad accidentally ran over a linesman during the second period of Thursday night's game in Minnesota. The linesman had just dropped the puck for a face-off in the Wild zone and stepped aside when the puck came near him. Ekblad began chasing after the puck and ran right into the linesman from behind at full speed, knocking him to the ice.Fortunately...
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February 13, 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...
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...
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

Highly touted prospects Ekblad, Barkov highlight Panthers development camp

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Over the next week, the future stars of the Florida Panthers will gather for the team's annual development camp in Coral Springs. Former first-round picks Aaron Ekblad (No. 1 overall, 2014) and Aleksander Barkov (No. 2 overall, 2013) highlight a camp roster filled with both future stars and hopeful tryouts. For Ekblad, a defenseman, Monday's opening day of...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

What Aaron Ekblad Brings to the Florida Panthers

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The 2014 NHL Entry Draft is closing out, and first-round mock drafts are finished being pumped out left and right to show how said draft may have played out. I took part in one for The Sideline, and I, like a lot of other speculators, took Barrie Colts defenceman Aaron Ekblad. Part of the issue of this pick presents the decision of going with a developing...
Via The Garbage Time
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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