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5 Aaron Ekblad D

Florida Panthers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
95%79%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
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Latest News
  • Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: Sets new career highs

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/12/18) Ekblad played in all 82 games this season for the first time in his career, setting personal bests in goals (16), penalty minutes (71), and average time on ice (23:23).

    Ekblad's 38 points were his best since posting 39 in an impressive rookie campaign during the 2014-15 season. The 22-year-old blueliner scored his 16 goals on just 189 shots on goal, compared to his 225 shots on goal last season in 14 fewer games. This caused his shooting percentage to nearly double -- going from 4.4 percent to 8.5 percent this year. Despite Florida narrowly missing the postseason, it was a step in the right direction for the young defenseman. Look for Ekblad to continue to evolve his game next season and attempt to break the 40-point mark for the first time in his career.

    Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: Buries game-winning tally against Habs

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/19/18) Ekblad scored an unassisted goal and received seven PIM during Monday's 2-0 win over Montreal.

    The 2014 first overall selection has turned up his offensive game of late with five goals and 10 assists through his past 21 games. The hot stretch has Ekblad up to 32 points for the campaign, and in settings including plus-minus rating, his plus-2 mark is a huge upgrade on last season's minus-23. Additionally, he's now amassed a career-high 69 PIM, as his well-rounded fantasy campaign continues to roll along.

    Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: Riding four-game point streak

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/5/18) Ekblad delivered an assist in a 4-1 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday.

    The assist extended Ekblad's point streak to four games, which is his second longest on the season. Ever since the New Year the 22-year-old has elevated his game offensively, as he's notched 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 25 contests, bringing his point total up to 28 for 2017-18. Ekblad's also averaging 29.2 shifts per game (12th most in the NHL) and should continue to see heavy usage as Florida rides out its six game winning streak, and the only limitation to his offensive production is his lack of power-play opportunities. Only four of his 16 points since the new year have come with the man advantage, partially because Keith Yandle has locked down the defensive position on the first unit.

    Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: Heating up

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/13/18) Ekblad recorded a power-play goal, an assist and four shots during Monday's 7-5 win over Edmonton.

    Ekblad is now up to a four-game point streak consisting of three goals and three assists. He's well on his way to returning to the 30-point plateau, and his even plus-minus rating is a huge improvement on last season's minus-23 mark. While it seems like Ekblad has been around forever, he's only in his age-21 season, so he's likely still a couple years away from entering his prime.

    Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: First multi-point game since start of season

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/3/18) Ekblad scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Red Wings.

    It was Ekblad's first multi-point game since Oct. 12, a span of 47 games. The big defender has scuffled since his excellent rookie season and this season is yet another struggle. Ekblad is on a pace that won't deliver 30 points if he manages to play out the rest of the games this season. He's better than this, but we hope Ekblad's trajectory is different than Tyler Myers'.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2014-15Florida8112273912604000
2015-16Florida7815213618304000
2016-17Florida68101121-23412000
2017-18Florida821622389504000
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MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2014-15Florida1707.11766:371966227:2434:32320016
2015-16Florida1828.21690:491878221:1557:57411018
2016-17Florida2254.41459:171618189:2955:10580029
2017-18Florida1898.51917:542376174:23183:49713028
7666.96834:377838812:31331:282024091
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2015-16Florida60110000000
60110000000
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2015-16Florida140.0153:4319711:452:470000
140.0153:4319711:452:470000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/216
Birthdate:
2/7/1996
Age:
22
Hometown:
Windsor, ON
Team:
Florida Panthers
School:

NHL Experience:

Awards:

2014-15: Calder-Rookie of the Year