Aaron Ekblad made his NHL debut on October 9, 2014 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. In his first game at the highest level in hockey, Ekblad recorded his first NHL point against Jonathan Huberdeau with an assist. Ekblad has a tremendous ability to be a threat in the offensive zone while appropriately defending his own zone and protecting the net. He was named the Ontario Hockey League's most outstanding defenseman during the 2013-14 season. Ekblad is regarded as a hard-working defenseman with a high level of intelligence in addition to his natural talent. He is a creative player who is a serious threat in the offensive zone due to his strong slap shot from the blue line. Ekblad has inked his signature on this UDA designed 12" x 26" image in black paint pen. His signature is deemed authentic by virtue of Upper Deck Authenticated's Five-Step Process.