Florida Panthers draftee Aaron Ekblad was voted as the league's top prospect among defensemen in a recent poll of hockey experts.
Aaron Ekblad is "very confident" that he'll be a member of the Florida Panthers on opening night.
Aaron Ekblad has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers.
Aaron Ekblad spoke on Saturday about his recovery from the concussion he sustained earlier this summer, and all signs point to the first overall pick being ready for the start of Panthers' training camp next month.
33 of the NHL's top prospects are in Toronto this weekend for the NHLPA Rookie Showcase, primarily a social and photo-op event for the young stars before training camp starts next month.
Aaron Ekblad sustained a concussion when he was hit hard in an exhibition game against the Czech Republic during Canada's summer development camp.
Aaron Ekblad suffered an upper-body injury at Canada's summer development camp that will sideline him for the rest of the week.
Aaron Ekblad is attending Canada's national junior team development camp, but his main goal is making Florida's roster for the upcoming season.
Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon isn't guaranteeing Aaron Ekblad a spot on the team's opening game roster after selecting him with the first overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Aaron Ekblad, the first overall pick in the 2014 NHL entry draft, believes he is ready to play in the NHL right now.
The Florida Panthers have taken Aaron Ekblad with the first overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Buffalo GM Tim Murray believes Aaron Ekblad will be the first overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
If the Florida Panthers don't trade the first overall pick, then they're reportedly likely to draft Aaron Ekblad.
Defenseman Aaron Ekblad believes that he can make the jump right into the NHL next season.