Aaron Ekblad

Aaron Ekblad

Image courtesy of @turbuL3NT2 / COTP Photography
Image courtesy of @turbuL3NT2 / COTP Photography
Number: 5
Position: Defenseman
Drafted: 1st round, 1st overall, 2014
 An exceptional talent out of junior hockey, Aaron Ekblad can best be described as an impressive two-way defenseman. He’s mature beyond his years which is evidenced mainly by the fact that he was able to grow a full beard at 17 years old. Ekblad has great on-ice vision, has a booming shot from the blue-line that seems to always find it’s way through the net-front traffic, and is reliable on the defensive side of things.