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Living With Aaron Ekblad

from Katie Baker of Grantland,

“You don’t even want to know what’s been going on at my house,” said Megan Mitchell, and for once she wasn’t referring to a lively dinner party, a messy cooking class, or a late-late-night fishing session off the backyard dock. Her eyes were bright but battle-weary; they had the sanity-deprived look you might see in a mother of triplets or a junior investment banker. She’d been through some shit.

It’s one thing to share a house with a 6-foot-plus, 200-pound-plus NHL player suffering from what his team gently describes as “flu-like symptoms.” But it’s quite another to have to deal with two of them.

Both of Megan’s roommates had come home from work infected with some sort of superbug — “the norovirus,” is how she diagnosed it — that turned her serene home into a makeshift infectious diseases ward. One was her husband, Willie Mitchell, the 37-year-old captain of the Florida Panthers. The other was 19-year-old Aaron Ekblad, the promising young rookie she sometimes calls her son.

When the Mitchells relocated from Southern California to South Florida this summer, they had no idea they’d wind up harboring a teen.

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Filed in: NHL Teams, Florida Panthers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: aaron+ekblad, willie+mitchell

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Good read.

Posted by Puckbubba on 03/25/15 at 10:42 AM ET

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One of the best things I’ve read in a while - thanks!

Posted by CaliforniaPuck31 from San Luis Obispo, CA on 03/25/15 at 12:19 PM ET

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