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Aaron Ekblad

21-Year-Old Defenseman – Florida Panthers

2016-17 NHL Stats

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10

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11

PP Pts

8

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-23

PIM

58

2016-17 NHL Projections

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PP Pts

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PIM

2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Ekblad has been nothing short of spectacular since being drafted first overall in 2014, totaling 75 points and a plus-30 rating in two NHL seasons as a teenager. His points dropped slightly last year from his rookie season (36 from 39), but he compensated for that with a mor...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Neck    EST. RETURN:  4/3/2017
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 216   DOB: 2/7/1996
BORN: Windsor, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #1 Overall in 2014   Show ContractHide Contract

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Aaron Ekblad Contract Information:

Signed an eight-year, $60 million contract extension with the Panthers in July of 2016.

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Ekblad (neck) will not accompany the team on an upcoming four-game road trip, the Miami Herald reports.

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Aaron Ekblad NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2014-15 18 NHL FLA 81 12 27 39 12 32 170 7.1 4 0 21:49 6 7 13 2:48 109 80
2015-16 19 NHL FLA 78 15 21 36 18 41 182 8.2 4 0 21:41 3 6 9 2:59 87 59
2016-17 20 NHL FLA 68 10 11 21 -23 58 225 4.4 2 1 21:28 4 4 8 2:47 88 62
2016-17 Proj 20 NHL FLA 80 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Aaron Ekblad

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Aaron Ekblad – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

21:28

Average Time On Ice

On average, Aaron Ekblad was on the ice for 21:28.

2:47

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Aaron Ekblad was on the ice for 2:47 during power plays.

0:49

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Aaron Ekblad was on the ice for 0:49 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 21:49 2:48 0:26
2015-16 21:41 2:59 0:47
2016-17 21:28 2:47 0:49

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Aaron Ekblad
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Mar 25 CHI Did Not Play
Mar 23 ARI Did Not Play
Mar 21 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:14 2:31
Mar 19 PIT@PIT Did Not Play
Mar 17 NYR@NYR Did Not Play
Mar 16 CLM@CLM Did Not Play
Mar 14 TOR Did Not Play
Mar 11 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 7:34 1:06
Mar 10 MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 17:38 0:03
Mar 7 NYR 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 8 12.5 0 1 22:06 5:03
Mar 4 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 1 1 18:48 1:09
Mar 2 PHI@PHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 9 11.1 1 4 24:41 2:04
Feb 28 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 21:21 1:36
Feb 26 OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 16:09 2:43
Feb 24 CGY 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 0 0 22:08 2:57
Feb 22 EDM 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 1 18:46 0:21
Feb 20 STL@STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 2 18:50 0:45
Feb 18 LOS@LOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 19:21 1:40
Feb 17 ANA@ANA 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0 0 1 100.0 3 1 18:54 1:20
Feb 15 SAN@SAN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 20:16 1:03
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Feb 11 NAS@NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 17:57 5:02
Feb 9 LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:43 3:52
Feb 3 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:41 3:12
Jan 31 OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 17:59 2:14
Jan 26 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 18:52 1:28
Jan 23 ARI@ARI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 21:23 1:59
Jan 20 VAN@VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 22:50 2:14
Jan 18 EDM@EDM 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 1 23:38 1:15
Jan 17 CGY@CGY 0 1 1 -1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 20:26 2:41
Jan 14 CLM 0 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 17:12 0:00
Jan 13 NYI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 3 22:48 2:48
Jan 11 NYI@NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 18:17 0:51
Jan 9 NJD@NJD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 19:42 4:46
Jan 7 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 21:29 2:26
Jan 6 NAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 20:11 2:42
Jan 4 WPG 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 21:10 3:59
Dec 31 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 3 20:24 0:53
Dec 29 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 20:29 3:31
Dec 28 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 24:04 3:05
Dec 23 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 23:20 4:20
Dec 22 BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 20:21 3:01
Dec 20 BUF 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 22:18 2:24
Dec 16 COL@COL 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 21:09 2:17
Dec 15 WPG@WPG 0 1 1 -2 2 0 1 0 5 0.0 0 0 23:48 1:08
Dec 13 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 22:59 4:37
Dec 10 VAN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 1 1 20:01 2:07
Dec 8 PIT 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 1 20:36 1:49
Dec 6 PHI@PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 23:22 1:43
Dec 5 BOS@BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 25:12 3:40
Dec 3 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 22:06 3:38
Dec 1 DET@DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 25:42 6:11
Nov 29 CHI@CHI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 6 0.0 2 2 26:14 4:18
Nov 27 CAR@CAR 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 0 23:11 3:06
Nov 26 CLM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 24:04 2:07
Nov 22 PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 0.0 0 0 22:26 4:06
Nov 20 NYR@NYR 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 24:01 3:12
Nov 19 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 2 18:39 0:00
Nov 17 TOR@TOR 1 0 1 -1 6 0 0 0 3 33.3 5 0 21:50 4:21
Nov 15 MON@MON 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 1 23:08 3:21
Nov 12 NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 0 25:29 6:07
Nov 10 SAN 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:54 1:24
Nov 7 TAM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 21:58 2:31
Nov 5 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 20:58 0:28
Nov 3 NJD 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 4 25.0 2 0 24:31 3:56
Nov 1 BOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 25:14 8:18
Oct 30 DET@DET 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:23 3:57
Oct 29 BUF@BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 20:52 4:23
Oct 27 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 7 1 25:45 3:35
Oct 25 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 4 25:14 3:12
Oct 22 COL 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 3 0 21:49 5:08
Oct 20 WAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 22:57 2:55
Oct 18 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 25:11 3:22
Oct 15 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 1 22:32 2:22
Oct 13 NJD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 26:02 3:06

Aaron Ekblad: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ekblad (neck) skated before practice Friday, but will miss his second straight game Saturday when the Panthers take on the Blackhawks, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Ekblad is dealing with a sore neck that will keep him from playing Thursday night against the Coyotes, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

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Ekblad (concussion) will return to the lineup Tuesday night against the visiting Hurricanes, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

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Ekblad (concussion) was among the first out on the ice for morning skate Tuesday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

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Ekblad (concussion) is still a week away from returning, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports.

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Ekblad (concussion) will be sidelined approximately 7-to-10 days, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

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Ekblad suffered a concussion in Saturday's game against the Lightning, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Ekblad was knocked out of Saturday's game after his head hit the glass on a hard hit, according to CBC's Hockey Night in Canada. He will not return.

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Ekblad scored a power-play goal among his eight shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.

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Ekblad didn't score but posted seven shots in a 2-1 loss to the Stars on Saturday.

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Ekblad scored the Panthers' lone goal -- a second-period shorthanded tally -- among nine shots in Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to Philadelphia.

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Ekblad manufactured a power-play goal along with two PIM in Friday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

At just 18 years old, Ekblad made a huge splash as a rookie. The first overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft finished his inaugural season with 12 goals and 27 assists while playing in 81 games to earn the Calder Trophy. Perhaps the most impressive part of his stat line was the plus-12 rating he managed for a Panthers team that finished with a minus-17 goal differential. Working as one of Florida's top-four defensemen and on the power play (where he tallied six goals in 2014-15), Ekblad is one of the brightest young stars on an up-and-coming team. After finishing second among all rookie defensemen in points in 2014-15, Ekblad has already established himself as a reliable source of scoring from the blue line and should continue to develop into a more complete defenseman over time. Ekblad is a top option in dynasty leagues and likely, a top-20 defenseman in yearly formats.

2014-15

Ekblad was the first overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, after he concluded a sensational junior hockey career that included being named the top defenseman in the Ontario Hockey League in 2013-14. Ekblad posted strong offensive numbers as a junior (20 goals and 53 points in 58 games), but has indicated that he wants to focus primarily on his defensive game as a rookie. He is expected to make the Panthers out of training camp, but whether or not he sticks with the team beyond the nine-game window at the start of the season remains to be seen. If Ekblad stays with the club, he would be expected to take a regular shift in the Panthersí top six, while potentially adding his big shot to the teamís power play. Young defensemen often struggle in their first year (see Jones, Seth), but there is every reason to think that Ekblad will be a force on the back end for Florida sooner rather than later.