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Aaron Ekblad | Defenseman | #5

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 2/7/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 216
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (1) / FLA
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Aaron Ekblad feels he learned a great deal from his struggles last season.
"That's a season where you really realize how hard it is, how hard this league is, how hard it is to stick around," Ekblad said. "It's easy to take that for granted with the money that we're paid and the opportunities that we get. You have to really humble yourself. Last year humbled me." He posted an NHL career-low 21 points and a career worst minus-23 rating, while skating in 68 games. The 21-year-old defender said he "may have cruised through my first two years a little bit too much. The real work began this summer." Ekblad feels more confident and healthy going into the 2017-18 campaign. He wants to lead the Panthers back to the playoffs. Aug 4 - 8:52 AM

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Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Derek MacKenzie
5Curtis Valk
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jared McCann
3Denis Malgin
4Micheal Haley
5Henrik Haapala
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Evgeny Dadonov
3Colton Sceviour
4Maxim Mamin
5Jayce Hawryluk
6Owen Tippett
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Michael Matheson
3Keith Yandle
4Jason Demers
5Mark Pysyk
6Alex Petrovic
7Ian McCoshen
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer