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Florida Panthers Eastern Conference Atlantic Division
 
Aaron Ekblad • #5 • D
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'4", 215 lbs.
Born:Feb 7, 1996 (26 yrs) in Windsor, Ont.
Hometown:Belle River, Ont.
Experience:7 years
Drafted:Drafted by Florida in 2014 (1/1).
Shoots:R
2022-23 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 14 4 7 11 -5 14 1 0 0 24:13 40 0.79
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Scouting Report
The top pick in the 2014 NHL Draft has recovered from a severe leg injury and continues to grow into one of the league's best defensemen as he reaches the prime of his career. Has all the tools: size (64), strength, skating ability and hockey sense. Has a big point shot, moves the puck well and can quarterback a power play. Can play 25-plus minutes per game and be a difference maker.
Long Range Potential: Elite all-around defenseman.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Calder Memorial Trophy 2014-15
NHL All-Rookie Team 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
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