Aaron Ekblad Signed Florida Panthers Jersey
Aaron Ekblad was selected first overall in the 2011 OHL Entry Draft, and he was selected first overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Ekblad finished his rookie season with 12 goals and 27 assists in 81 games played for Florida. Following the conclusion of his rookie season, Ekblad led all rookie defencemen in goals, power play goals, power play points, shots and fewest shot attempts against per 60 minutes. On April 23, Ekblad was named one of three finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy along with the Ottawa Senators' Mark Stone and Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau. On June 24, 2015, Ekblad was announced as the Calder winner.