Aaron Ekblad Biography

(Ice Hockey Defenceman)

Aaron Ekblad is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. Aaron Ekblad is an unmarried man.

More about the relationship

Aaron Ekblad is an unmarried man. Furthermore, he is not in any relationship to date. He has kept all his personal life so secret that no one is aware of. As of now, he has never been spotted with any girls in the public and media. There is not even a single rumor of affair of him. As per the reports, Marlon is enjoying his single life and living beautifully.

Relationship Facts of Aaron Ekblad

  • Aaron Ekblad is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Aaron Ekblad?

Aaron Ekblad is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. Also, he is an alternate captain for the Florida Panthers in the National Hockey League.

Aaron Ekblad: Birth Facts, Family, and Childhood

Ekblad was born on February 7, 1996, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. His nationality is Canadian and ethnicity is Swedish.

His mother’s name is Lisa Ekblad and father’s name is David Ekblad. He has a brother named Darien Ekblad. His great-grandfather was Swedish, hence the last name “Ekblad”.

Aaron EkbladEducation History

Ekblad attended St. Anne’s Catholic High School and was an honor roll student in the WECDSB.

Aaron Ekblad: Professional Life and Career

In 2010–11, Ekblad competed for the Sun County Panthers minor midget AAA team in AHMMPL. He captained the team and lead them to an alliance championship.

Ekblad’s application to be the only player born in 1996 in the draft was approved unanimously, after a six-week review by Hockey Canada. With the approval, Ekblad became the first defenceman ever granted “exceptional player” status. The status allowed him to compete in the Canadian Hockey League a year earlier than his eligible age.

He played for Barrie Colts in OHL in 3 seasons till 2014. Ekblad was selected first overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. He subsequently signed his first NHL contract on September 3, a three-year entry-level deal with the Panthers. Ekblad made his NHL debut on October 9 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ekblad later scored his first career NHL goal on November 1 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

On December 6, against the Buffalo Sabres, Ekblad scored a career-high three points, the first Panthers rookie to record a three-point game since Dan Boyle during the 1998–99 season. He was also named the game’s first star for his performance. On January 23, 2015, Ekblad was named as an injury replacement for Erik Johnson at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game. 

Ekblad finished his rookie season with 12 goals and 27 assists (39 points) in 81 games played for Florida. On April 23, Ekblad was named one of three finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy & on June 24, 2015, he was announced as the Calder winner.

On July 2, 2016, Ekblad and the Panthers have agreed to an eight-year, $60 million extension.

Apart from that, Ekblad played for Canada at Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in 2013 (first position), IIHF World U20 Championships, 2015 World Championships (where they won the gold medal for the first time since 2007). During Team Canada junior team’s training camp in August 2014 in preparation for the upcoming 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in December 2014, Ekblad suffered a concussion in an exhibition game against the Czech Republic.

Aaron Ekblad: Salary and Net Worth

While his AAV for the 2017-18 season is $7.5 million, he had a value of $60 million as of 2022.

Aaron Ekblad: Rumors and Controversy

Ekblad has not been dragged into much greater controversies or rumors. He, however, has been dragged into rumors regarding his injury. He has, thus far, managed to keep a clean image in the eyes of the public and fans.

Aaron Ekblad: Body Measurements

Aaron has a height of 6 feet 4 inches. His body weighs 96kg. He has light brown hair and hazel brown eyes.

Aaron Ekblad: Social Media Profile

Aaron is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has more than 4.9k followers on Facebook, 83.3k followers on Instagram, and 26.9k followers on Twitter.

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