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Canada Aaron Ekblad
#5 Florida Panthers / NHL - 20/21
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Peter Mueller 46 29 35 64
2. Martin Ruzicka 52 19 44 63
3. Milan Gulas 47 21 35 56
4. Michal Repik 52 26 27 53
5. Matej Stransky 50 33 19 52
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
25
Height
6'4" / 193 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
216 lbs / 98 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
24/25
Cap Hit
$7,500,000 Powered by
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Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time NHL Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy) 1

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 U15 AAA ALLIANCE U15 - - - - - |
2010-11 Sun County Panthers U16 AAA “C” ALLIANCE U16 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 “A” NHL 82 13 24 37 47 1 |
2019-20 Florida Panthers “A” NHL 67 5 36 41 26 12 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 2 0
2020-21   Florida Panthers “A” NHL 35 11 11 22 33 5 |
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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
Sun 28/03 Florida Panthers @ Dallas Stars
Sun 28/03 Florida Panthers @ Dallas Stars
Fri 26/03 Florida Panthers @ Chicago Blackhawks
Wed 24/03 Florida Panthers @ Chicago Blackhawks
Sun 21/03 Florida Panthers @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Sat 20/03 Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators
Thu 18/03 Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators
Mon 15/03 Florida Panthers vs Chicago Blackhawks
Sun 14/03 Florida Panthers vs Chicago Blackhawks
Fri 12/03 Florida Panthers @ Columbus Blue Jackets
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
ALLIANCE U15 1 - - - - - - - | 0
ALLIANCE U16 1 30 4 30 34 1.13 34 - | 1 18 5 16 21 1.17 14 -
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 5 2 3 5 1.00 4 4 | 0
Jr Super Series 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 | 0
NHL 7 493 82 152 234 0.47 308 34 | 2 10 0 1 1 0.10 2 0
OHL 3 175 40 76 116 0.66 189 31 | 3 44 11 17 28 0.64 50 6
WC 2 20 5 8 13 0.65 12 15 | 0
WCup 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 | 0
WHC-17 2 10 3 6 9 0.90 8 - | 0
WJC-20 1 7 1 1 2 0.29 2 0 | 0
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Strength
18
Speed
16
Passing
16
Leadership
16

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Jonathan Huberdeau (F) 2014-2021 7 Florida Panthers
Aleksander Barkov (F) 2014-2021 7 Florida Panthers
Vincent Trocheck (F) 2014-2020 6 Florida Panthers, Team North America (WCup)
Keith Yandle (D) 2016-2021 5 Florida Panthers

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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
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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 FCHockey

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

Cult/Star player for Barrie Colts

Cult/Star player for Florida Panthers

Cult/Star player for Sun County Panthers U16 AAA

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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