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Aaron Ekblad

20-Year-Old Defenseman – Florida Panthers

2016-17 NHL Stats

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6

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2

PP Pts

3

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-12

PIM

26

2016-17 NHL Projections

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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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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 potted his sixth goal of the season in a 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes on Sunday.

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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 28 6 2 8 -12 26 90 6.7 1 0 23:16 2 1 3 3:26 54 24
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Aaron Ekblad – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

23:16

Average Time On Ice

On average, Aaron Ekblad was on the ice for 23:16.

3:26

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Aaron Ekblad was on the ice for 3:26 during power plays.

1:23

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Aaron Ekblad was on the ice for 1:23 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 23:16 3:26 1:23

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Aaron Ekblad
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 8 PIT 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 1 20:36 1:49
Dec 6 @PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 23:22 1:43
Dec 5 @BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 25:12 3:40
Dec 3 @OTT 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 22:06 3:38
Dec 1 @DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 25:42 6:11
Nov 29 @CHI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 6 0.0 2 2 26:14 4:18
Nov 27 @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 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 24:01 3:12
Nov 19 @OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 2 18:39 0:00
Nov 17 @TOR 1 0 1 -1 6 0 0 0 3 33.3 5 0 21:50 4:21
Nov 15 @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 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 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:23 3:57
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Oct 29 @BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 20:52 4:23
Oct 27 @TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 7 1 25:45 3:35
Oct 25 @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 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 opened the scoring with his second goal of the season on a first-period power play in Thursday's overtime win against the Devils.

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Ekblad received a team-high 25:14 of ice time during Tuesday's loss to the Penguins.

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Ekblad (neck) was medically cleared by the Panthers' team doctors Wednesday, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

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Ekblad (neck) was on the ice at the Panthers' practice facility Saturday, taking slap shots and looking good doing so, Jamison Olive of FOX Sports Florida reports.

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Ekblad will not be returning to the World Cup of Hockey after suffering a neck injury against Finland on Sunday, Mark Spector of Sportsnet reports.

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Ekblad (concussion) will head back to Florida to be seen by team doctors, ruling him out for the remainder of the World Cup, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

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Ekblad could be shut down for the World Cup after sustaining a concussion, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

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Ekblad is sitting out Monday's matchup against Team Russia with an upper-body injury, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

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Ekblad signed an eight-year, $60 million contract extension with the Panthers on Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports, adding that the deal includes signing bonuses.

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Ekblad dished out a pair of assists in Monday's win over the Maple Leafs.

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Ekblad scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 6-2 win over Ottawa.

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Ekblad bagged a power-play goal in Sunday's loss to the Wild.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.