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Aaron Ekblad

21-Year-Old Defenseman – Florida Panthers

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The top pick in the 2014 draft, Ekblad has earned comparisons to Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom, but heís coming off a hugely disappointing season that saw him total career worsts in games played (68), points (21) and rating (minus-23), partly because he never had a chance t...

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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 was held off the scoresheet for the fifth consecutive game during Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Ducks.

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Aaron Ekblad NHL Stats
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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 2:50 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
2017-18 21 NHL FLA 32 6 6 12 2 36 89 6.7 0 0 24:00 1 3 4 2:39 32 48
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#1 Right Defenseman
  1. Aaron Ekblad
  2. Mark Pysyk
  3. Alex Petrovic
Florida Panthers

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

24:00

Average Time On Ice

On average, Aaron Ekblad was on the ice for 24:00.

2:39

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Aaron Ekblad was on the ice for 2:39 during power plays.

2:32

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Aaron Ekblad was on the ice for 2:32 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 21:41 2:50 0:45
2016-17 21:28 2:47 0:49
2017-18 24:00 2:39 2:32

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2017-18 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 14 COL@COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 25:10 1:14
Dec 12 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 28:35 3:00
Dec 11 DET@DET 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 21:53 3:17
Dec 9 COL 1 0 1 -1 2 0 0 0 7 14.3 2 1 22:00 5:29
Dec 7 WPG 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 24:56 4:24
Dec 4 NYI 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 16.7 0 1 26:46 3:43
Dec 2 CAR@CAR 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 25:59 1:26
Dec 1 SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 23:58 1:22
Nov 28 NYR@NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 24:17 0:00
Nov 27 NJD@NJD 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 5 0 21:37 1:51
Nov 25 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 4 21:49 1:12
Nov 22 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 23:16 1:58
Nov 19 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 9 0.0 1 1 24:00 3:32
Nov 18 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 24:42 1:27
Nov 16 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 4 23:07 0:50
Nov 14 DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 25:59 3:09
Nov 11 NJD@NJD 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 25:29 2:54
Nov 10 BUF@BUF 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 23:42 2:55
Nov 7 CAR@CAR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 6 27:56 0:59
Nov 4 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 23:26 0:57
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Nov 2 CLM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 4 20:49 1:28
Oct 30 TAM 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 24:12 2:35
Oct 28 DET 0 1 1 0 7 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 2 24:02 4:45
Oct 26 ANA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 23:10 3:36
Oct 24 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 24:34 2:19
Oct 21 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 27:20 5:18
Oct 20 PIT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 26:19 1:57
Oct 17 PHI@PHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 23:58 5:16
Oct 14 PIT@PIT 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 1 21:00 3:56
Oct 12 STL 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 3 33.3 1 1 20:20 2:37
Oct 7 TAM 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 4 22:16 1:43
Oct 6 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:31 3:25

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

Ekblad went minus-2 in Tuesday's 3-1 road loss to the Hurricanes, but he did amass two hits, four shots and six blocked shots.

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Ekblad buried a goal and tallied an assist on the power play in a 5-2 victory against St. Louis on Thursday.

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Ekblad said he's 100 percent healthy following a concussion injury that ended his 2016-17 campaign prematurely, NHL.com reports.

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Ekblad (neck, concussion) indicated that he was symptom-free when he returned to the lineup on March 21, but game action caused the symptoms to resurface, forcing him out of the season's final 10 games, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

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Coach Tom Rowe suggested Monday that Ekblad (neck) will likely miss the remainder of the season, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

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 more goal-heavy stat line and better plus-minus. The newly acquired Keith Yandle is likely to serve as Ekbladís defensive partner; that assignment could lead to a slight reduction in rating, but even more offensive opportunities for the young blue-line stud. Ekblad has started his career on the right foot with consecutive seasons of double-digit goals, and as he rounds into midcareer form as the franchise defenseman heís destined to be, his stats should only get better.

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.