Ekblad sustains concussion


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PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 27 file photo: Aaron Ekblad is selected first overall by the Florida Panthers during the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The top pick in this year’s NHL draft, Aaron Ekblad, suffered a concussion Monday night during Canada’s world junior summer development camp.

Ekblad is expected to make a full recovery and be ready in time for the Florida Panthers’ open training camp in September but will miss the remainder of Canada’s camp.

At only 18-years-old, Ekblad was a star for the Barrie Colts in the Ontario Hockey League.


The defenseman is expected to make the Panthers’ roster this season.

By Brandon Wilson