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Aaron Ekblad

Player Facts Update Profile
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'4" / 193 cm
  • Weight
    216 lbs / 98 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Contract
    24/25

Brother: Darien Ekblad

Just the second player to be granted exceptional status in the OHL. Ekblad is a true two-way defenseman. He makes great passes, uses his size to his advantage, plays the body, quarterbacks the power play, can take over the game in any of the three zones and has great hockey sense.
(Tyler Parchem, EP 2014)

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2009-10 Sun County Panthers Bantam AAA AHBPL - - - - - |
2010-11 Sun County Panthers Minor Midget “C” AHMMPL 30 4 30 34 34 | Playoffs 18 5 16 21 14
2011-12 Barrie Colts OHL 63 10 19 29 34 -5 | Playoffs 13 2 3 5 8 -1
Canada Ontario U17 “A” WHC-17 5 1 2 3 4 |
2012-13 Barrie Colts OHL 54 7 27 34 64 29 | Playoffs 22 7 10 17 28 11
Canada Ontario U17 “C” WHC-17 5 2 4 6 4 |
2013-14 Barrie Colts “C” OHL 58 23 30 53 91 7 | Playoffs 9 2 4 6 14 -4
Canada U20 WJC-20 7 1 1 2 2 0 |
2014-15 Florida Panthers NHL 81 12 27 39 32 12 |
Canada WC 10 4 3 7 6 10 |
2015-16 Florida Panthers NHL 78 15 21 36 41 18 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 0 0
2016-17 Florida Panthers “A” NHL 68 10 11 21 58 -23 |
Team North America “A” WCup 1 0 0 0 0 0 |
2017-18 Florida Panthers “A” NHL 82 16 22 38 71 9 |
Canada WC 10 1 5 6 6 5 |
2018-19 Florida Panthers NHL 32 7 6 13 12 -1 |
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2013-14 OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 1 |
Canada U18 “C” Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 2 3 5 4 4 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
Tue 18/12 Florida Panthers @ Buffalo Sabres
Sat 15/12 Florida Panthers vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Thu 13/12 Florida Panthers @ Minnesota Wild
Tue 11/12 Florida Panthers @ St. Louis Blues
Sat 08/12 Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers
Thu 06/12 Florida Panthers vs Colorado Avalanche
Tue 04/12 Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins
Sat 01/12 Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Fri 30/11 Florida Panthers vs Buffalo Sabres
Wed 28/11 Florida Panthers vs Anaheim Ducks
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHBPL 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 |
AHMMPL 30 4 30 34 1.13 34 0 | 18 5 16 21 1.17 14 0
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 2 3 5 1.00 4 4 |
Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 |
NHL 341 60 87 147 0.43 214 15 | 6 0 1 1 0.17 0 0
OHL 175 40 76 116 0.66 189 31 | 44 11 17 28 0.64 50 6
WC 20 5 8 13 0.65 12 15 |
WCup 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 |
WHC-17 10 3 6 9 0.90 8 0 |
WJC-20 7 1 1 2 0.29 2 0 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/01/2016
07/01/2016 Extension Florida Panthers Florida Panthers
09/03/2014
09/03/2014 Confirmed Barrie Colts Florida Panthers
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2013, 5 #171 overall by Vityaz Chekhov in the KHL Draft

Drafted 2011, 1 #1 overall by Barrie Colts in the OHL Priority Selection

2014 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #2 by ISS Hockey

2014 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #1 by Future Considerations

2014 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #3 by McKeen's Hockey

Cult/Star player for Barrie Colts

Cult/Star player for Florida Panthers

On March 31, 2011, Aaron Ekblad was granted Exceptional Player Status by Hockey Canada to be eligible for the 2011 OHL Priority Selection. He was selected first overall.

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