Aaron Ekblad Player Info

Aaron Ekblad

#5

Position

Defence

Shoots

Right

Salary

$5,825,000 Exp. 2024 (UFA)

Height

6'4"

Weight

215 lbs

Cap Hit

$5,825,000

Age

25

Birthplace

Windsor, ON,
Canada

Clause

No Trade

Years Pro

8

Drafted

2014:R1 - 1st

Status Report

ROTOWIRE / Thu, Apr 8

News

Henrique scored a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.

Impact

Henrique opened the scoring on a pass from Danton Heinen in the first period. The 31-year-old Henrique shares the Ducks' goal-scoring lead with Maxime Comtois -- both forwards have 11 this year. Henrique has added six helpers, 67 shots on net, 35 hits and a minus-9 rating through 36 games. The center has just two goals in his last eight appearances.

Aaron Ekblad Player Statistics

DATE OPP RESULT G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG TOI
26/01 at W 3-5 0 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:26:10
15/01 at W 7-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:23:10
07/01 at L 6-5 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 00:28:14
01/01 at W 5-2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 00:23:28
31/12 at W 9-3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:23:46
TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG SEASON
46 10 31 41 28 22 2 13 0 3 0 2021-2022
35 11 11 22 5 33 6 5 0 0 0 2020-2021
67 5 36 41 12 26 0 6 0 1 147 2019-2020
82 13 24 37 1 47 5 5 0 0 0 2018-2019
82 16 22 38 9 71 5 6 0 0 0 2017-2018
78 15 21 36 18 41 3 6 0 0 0 2015-2016
81 13 27 40 13 32 6 7 0 0 0 2014-2015
TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG PLAYOFF
6 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2016

Aaron Ekblad Statistical Graphs

Aaron Ekblad Player Bio


Aaron Ekblad

ON-ICE VALUE
First-Pairing Defenseman

STRENGTHS
Shot: Ekblad possesses an absolute bullet of a shot. His one-timer from the left circle is deadly (especially on the power play), whereas his wrister can fool goaltenders from any remotely dangerous area on the ice. There’s just a ton of weight behind his release. Moreover, he does well to simply get his bids through traffic. That’s half the battle, after all.

Size: His 6’4”, 215-pound frame comes with many benefits. He’s a nightmare to contain on the offensive end and that strength and reach come in handy in the defensive zone. Even though his style doesn’t feature an ounce of nastiness, he can still dictate the action through sheer size and muscle.

Puck Skills: Ekblad is slicker than you might expect with the puck. He can maneuver through tight spots in the neutral zone and change the release point on his shot to baffle netminders. He’s also deceptive at the offensive blue line, pump-faking or moving east-west to create a more favorable shooting angle.

WEAKNESSES
Tunnel Vision: Ekblad isn’t the best distributor. Though he’s a capable and accurate passer when he chooses to be, he mostly prefers being the recipient rather than the facilitator as he probes forward in search of scoring chances. He’s a lethal shooting threat, but his tunnel vision can sometimes hamstring his five-man unit’s impact.

Two-Way Game: He’s a potent offensive weapon and can be a solid defender, but he struggles to strike the right balance. When he’s in attack mode, he’s all in. When he opts for a more measured tack, he’s conservative to a fault, barely supplementing the offense. If he can find a middle ground, he’ll vault into the upper echelon of NHL blueliners.

Awards

Calder Memorial Trophy

Season Team
2014-2015 Florida Panthers

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