Aaron Ekblad

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Age 26 Feb 7, 1996
Windsor CAN
Defense shoots right
6'4" 193 cm
215 lbs 98 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2022
Agent Jeff Jackson
Draft Year 2014
Drafted Overall 1
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Florida Panthers logo

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Transaction History
Dec 3, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad recorded a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Seattle Kraken.
Nov 29, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad notched an assist, five shots on goal, two blocked shots and a minus-2 rating in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Calgary Flames.
Nov 28, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad notched a power-play assist, three blocked shots, two hits and a minus-3 rating in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
Nov 26, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored a goal Saturday in a 5-4 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Nov 23, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored an empty-net goal and added two power-play assists in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Boston Bruins.
Nov 20, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored a goal in Florida's 5-3 loss to Columbus on Sunday.
Nov 12, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad (lower body) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers, Doug Plagens of the Florida Panthers Radio Network reports.
Nov 11, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad (lower body) has been activated from injured reserve, according to Panthers reporter Katie Engelson.
Nov 8, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad (lower body) is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers, according to coach Paul Maurice.
Oct 27, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad (lower body) has resumed skating, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Oct 19, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad (lower body) was placed on long-term injured reserve Wednesday.
Oct 17, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad (lower body) will be further evaluated Tuesday after leaving Monday's game against the Boston Bruins.
Oct 16, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored a power-play goal in a 4-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
May 13, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad notched an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-3 rating in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Washington Capitals in Game 6.
May 9, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad recorded two assists in Monday's 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.
May 6, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Washington Capitals.
May 3, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad (lower body) will be activated off injured reserve ahead of Tuesday's clash with Washington.
May 2, 2022 Florida Panthers | MacKenzie Weegar | Weegar (rest) was paired up with Aaron Ekblad (lower body) at Monday's practice, Jameson Olive of the Florida Panthers' official site reports.
May 1, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad (lower body) returned to practice Sunday, Jameson Olive of the Florida Panthers' official site reports.
Apr 27, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad (lower body) continues to skate and may be available during the Florida Panthers' first-round matchup, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports Wednesday.
Apr 19, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad (lower body) was on the ice for practice Tuesday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Mar 20, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad (lower body) was placed on long-term injured reserve Sunday and will not play again during the regular season, Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff reports. He should be able to return for the first round of the playoffs.
Mar 18, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad's lower-body injury appears to not be as serious as initially feared, but he'll undergo further testing Saturday, per head coach Andrew Brunette.
Mar 18, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad (lower body) will not return to Friday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.
Mar 17, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad registered three assists, three shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Mar 10, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad dished out four assists -- two on the power play -- in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Feb 20, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Feb 18, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored a power-play goal on four shots, dished an assist, blocked three shots and went plus-4 in Friday's 6-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Feb 17, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored the winning goal in overtime to go with an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Jan 26, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad dropped two assists in a 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.
Jan 23, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad recorded two assists, including one on the power play, and added two PIM in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Seattle Kraken.
Jan 15, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad picked up three assists Saturday in a 9-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Jan 12, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored an even-strength goal and added two assists, one on the power-play and one short-handed, in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Jan 7, 2022 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad recorded three assists, one on the power play and one short-handed, in Thursday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars.
Dec 27, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad cleared COVID-19 protocol and practiced Monday, Jameson Olive of the Florida Panthers' official site reports.
Dec 16, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad was placed in COVID-19 protocols Thursday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Dec 16, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Thursday night's matchup with LA, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Dec 10, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad recorded an assist, two shots on goal, two hits, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Dec 2, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad had two goals -- one on the power play -- and an assist in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Dec 1, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad collected three assists, two on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Washington Capitals.
Nov 24, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored the overtime winner and also had a power-play assist in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nov 4, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored a goal on four shots and added two hits Thursday in a 5-4 overtime win over the Washington Capitals.
Oct 30, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad dished out a pair of assists and had one shot in a 3-2 shootout loss to Boston.
Oct 25, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored a power-play goal on three shots Monday in a 5-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Oct 14, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored two goals in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Jul 22, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad (leg) is slated to be healthy for the beginning of training camp in the fall, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Mar 30, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad (leg) underwent successful surgery on a fracture in his left leg Monday and is expected to make a full recovery in approximately 12 weeks, NHL.com reports.
Mar 29, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad will require surgery on his fractured left leg and will miss the rest of the 2020-21 season, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.
Mar 28, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad needed to be taken off the ice on a stretcher following a lower-body injury Sunday against the Dallas Stars, Jameson Olive of the Florida Panthers' official site reports.
Mar 27, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored a goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Dallas Stars.
Mar 15, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored a power-play goal on three shots in Monday's 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Mar 7, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad produced a goal and an assist Saturday in a 6-2 win over the Nashville Predators.
Mar 4, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored a pair of power-play goals and added two assists in a 5-4 win over the Nashville Predators. He also led all players with six shots on goal.
Feb 20, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad potted a goal to pad his plus-3 rating in Friday's 7-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Feb 11, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Jan 31, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad picked up his third helper of the season during Saturday's 3-2 overtime win against the Detroit Red Wings.
Jan 17, 2021 Florida Panthers | Aaron Ekblad | Ekblad scored a goal on four shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jan 5, 2021 Florida Panthers | MacKenzie Weegar | Weegar is matched up with Aaron Ekblad to start training camp, Jameson Olive of the Florida Panthers' official site reports.
Jul 1, 2016 Florida Panthers | Signed D Aaron Ekblad to a eight-year, $60 million contract extension.
Sep 3, 2014 Florida Panthers | Signed D Aaron Ekblad to a three-year, entry-level contract.
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2022-2023 Regular Season Stats

Aaron Ekblad
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Florida Panthers Florida Panthers logo 15 4 7 11 -6 14
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2010-2011 Sun County Panthers U16 AAA ALLIANCE U16 30 4 30 34 34 Playoffs 18 5 16 21 0
2011-2012 Barrie Colts OHL 63 10 19 29 34 Playoffs 13 2 3 5 0
2011-2012 Canada Ontario U17 WHC-17 5 1 2 3 4
2012-2013 Barrie Colts OHL 54 7 27 34 64 Playoffs 22 7 10 17 0
2012-2013 Canada Ontario U17 WHC-17 5 2 4 6 4
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Barrie Colts OHL 58 23 30 53 91 Playoffs 9 2 4 6 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 2 3 5 4
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Canada U20 WJC-20 7 1 1 2 2
Draft Yr 2013-2014 OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0
2014-2015 Florida Panthers NHL 81 12 27 39 32 1,401 57.69 54.73 4.95 53.41 3.64 0.26 0.94
2014-2015 Canada WC 10 4 3 7 6
2015-2016 Florida Panthers NHL 78 15 21 36 41 1,319 56.57 50.86 2.42 51.55 2.79 0.41 1.05 Playoffs 6 0 1 1 0
2016-2017 Team North America WCup 1 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Florida Panthers NHL 68 10 11 21 58 1,132 39.47 47.66 2.00 51.56 1.57 0.21 0.58
2017-2018 Florida Panthers NHL 82 16 22 38 71 1,446 51.09 46.15 -3.61 48.28 -1.86 0.37 0.83
2017-2018 Canada WC 10 1 5 6 6
2018-2019 Florida Panthers NHL 82 13 24 37 47 1,499 49.07 48.31 0.38 49.52 0.18 0.28 0.88
2019-2020 Florida Panthers NHL 67 5 36 41 26 1,214 56.40 52.40 6.30 53.60 5.90 0.20 1.53 Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 Florida Panthers NHL 35 11 11 22 33 604 56.40 56.30 2.90 54.40 3.00 0.40 0.79
2021-2022 Florida Panthers NHL 61 15 42 57 26 1,049 61.90 59.10 4.30 58.20 2.90 0.57 1.66 Playoffs 10 1 4 5 0
2022-2023 Florida Panthers NHL 15 4 7 11 14
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Active Contract

Signing Team Florida Panthers logo
Signing Date July 1, 2016
Signing Status RFA
Agent Jeff Jackson
Standard Contract | 8 Years $60,000,000 9.09% of cap space
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Cap Hit $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000
UFA
AAV $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $2,000,000 $6,000,000 $2,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Signing Bonuses $5,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Total Salary $9,000,000 $7,000,000 $9,000,000 $6,000,000 $9,000,000 $6,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000
Minors Salary $9,000,000 $7,000,000 $9,000,000 $6,000,000 $9,000,000 $6,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000
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UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Florida Panthers logo
Signing Date September 7, 2014
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $11,325,000 1.34% of cap space
2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Cap Hit $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
RFA
AAV $3,775,000 $3,775,000 $3,775,000
Performance Bonuses $2,850,000 $2,850,000 $2,850,000
Base Salary $832,500 $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
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