SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 5: Bryan Allen #5 of the Florida Panthers fights with Chris Thorburn #27 of the Atlanta Thrashers while Linesmen Scott Cherrey #50 and Jay Sharrers #57 break it up at the BankAtlantic Center on December 5, 2009 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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