NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 23: Jan Hejda #8 of the Columbus Blue Jackets photographed in warmups prior to his game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on November 23, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.
— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers