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Ekblad named NHL Second Star of the Week

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SUNRISE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 04: Aaron Ekblad #5 of the Florida Panthers skates against the Washington Capitals on November 04, 2021 at the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Panthers defensemen Aaron Ekblad was named NHL Second Star of the Week for the week ending Feb. 20.

Ekblad led all NHL defensemen in goals with three while also registering three assists in Panthers victories over Carolina, Minnesota and Chicago.

The former Number 1 overall pick in the 2014 Draft currently has 47 points on the season, a career high.

The Panthers return to the ice Tuesday night as they host the Nashville Predators in Sunrise.