Aaron Ekblad RUMORS & NEWS

Aaron Ekblad

Height 0'0"
Weight lbs
Current Team Barrie (OHL)
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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    FLA expected to announce today the signing of 2014 1st overall pick Aaron Ekblad.

  • Florida Panthers sign No. 1 pick Aaron Ekblad

    CBS Sports "Florida Panthers fans can now officially celebrate the dawning of the Aaron Ekblad era. Two months after selecting him with the first-overall pick at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Panthers signed the 18-year-old defenseman to his entry-level contract Wednesday. “We are very pleased to have..." September 03

  • Aaron Ekblad ready to lace up for Panthers' home opener

    Toronto Star "Aaron Ekblad is getting back to work. The first overall draft pick of the Florida Panthers said on Saturday he’s free of any concussion-like symptoms less than three weeks after he took a hard hit in a world junior exhibition game. “The concussion is perfectly, completely gone. I feel..." August 26

  • Florida Panthers top pick Aaron Ekblad to make most of opportunity

    Miami Herald "Among the dozens of young hockey players skating around the Panthers training facility Monday afternoon, Aaron Ekblad stood out. Unlike all but one other player, Ekblad has a single digit on his back. Ekblad's No. 5 will likely remain with him not only through this development camp but through..." July 08

  • Panthers keep No. 1 pick and select defenseman Aaron Ekblad

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "There were no pucks flying around Wells Fargo Center, but there were plenty of trade rumors involving the Panthers' overall No. 1 pick right up to 45 minutes before NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman walked onto the podium at 7:13 p.m. to a rousing chorus of boos from Flyers fans to begin the 52nd NHL..." June 28

  • Panthers could take Ekblad with No. 1 pick: report

    NHL.com "If the Florida Panthers retain the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, they likely will select Barrie Colts defenseman Aaron Ekblad out of the Ontario Hockey League, according to a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The 6-foot-3, 213-pound defenseman is No. 2 on NHL Central Scouting's..." June 10

  • Ekblad: I'm ready to play in NHL next season

    NHL.com "Barrie Colts defenseman Aaron Ekblad doesn't consider himself to be arrogant, but he's confident that he's ready to make the jump to the NHL next season. "That's the way I believe in myself," he said. "I wouldn't say I'm cocky but I'm confident and I believe that if I work hard and do all the..." June 01

  • Drouin, McDavid highlight Canada WJC camp roster

    NHL.com "Many pundits considered the inclusion of forward Jonathan Drouin on the Canadian roster a bit of a surprise at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia last season. There was no question about Drouin's inclusion this season, and he might be..." December 02

  • Ekblad Top Prospect For NHL Draft

    Chatham-Kent Sports Network "Belle River’s Aaron Ekblad is sitting among the NHL’s elite prospects according to the NHL’s CSS preliminary rankings released this past week. Ekblad, rated an ‘A’ prospect, is predicted by many to go Number 1 or Number 2 overall in this spring’s NHL draft. The Barrie Colts captain, is the top..." November 19

2014 NHL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Maple Leafs Jesse Puljujarvi Karpat
2 Hurricanes Auston Matthews ZSC Lions
3 Blue Jackets Patrik Laine Tappara
4 Flames Matthew Tkachuk London Knights
5 Jets Jakob Chychrun Sarnia Sting
6 Oilers Alexander Nylander Mississauga Steelheads
7 Coyotes Olli Juolevi London Knights
8 Canucks Michael McLeod Mississauga Steelheads
9 Sabres Mikhail Sergachyov Windsor Spitfires
10 Canadiens Max Jones London Knights

Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.


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