COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 28: Brian McGrattan #10 of the Calgary Flames takes the ice during warmups prior to their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 28, 2009 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via 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