PANTHERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PANTHERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Panthers take defenseman at No. 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58124826-77/defenseman-pick-center-forward.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58124826-77/defenseman-pick-center-forward.html.csp">Panthers take defenseman at No. 1</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T23:34:02.04-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 11:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Philadelphia • With the first pick of the NHL draft, the Florida Panthers went with 15 seconds of dramatic pause before announcing the name. The silence felt much longer for Aaron Ekblad. “I was just sitting there just kind of scared and excited at the same time,” he said. At last, general manager Dale Tallon made the call for Ekblad, selecting the defenseman with the first pick in the Friday night. Ekblad, a 6-foot-4, 214-pound defenseman who played for Barrie in the Ontario Hockey League, is t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581248262014-06-27T23:34:02.04-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-27T23:34:02.04-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58124826@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:34:02 MDT