• Aaron Ekblad, NHL top draft pick, signs with Florida Panthers

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Sep 3, 2014
    Ekblad, 18, was selected by Florida with the first overall choice in the 2014 NHL Draft. The Florida Panthers signed defenseman Aaron Ekblad, the top overall pick in the NHL draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract on Wednesday, the team announced. Three or four players were considered legitimate candidates to go No. 1, but the Panthers took Aaron Ekblad – the only defenseman in the group – to fill out the roster need they passed on a year earlier. Ekblad and the Panthers agreed on a 3-year, entry-lev...
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  • Panther sign No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad; defenceman gets 3-year deal

    SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers and No. 1 overall draft pick Aaron Ekblad have agreed on a three-year entry-level contract. Panthers general manager Dale Tallon announced the deal Wednesday, eight days before Ekblad will begin competing ...
    Source: NHL.com

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