SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 09: Brad Richardson #15 of the Los Angeles Kings and Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks keep their eyes on the puck during an NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings on December 9, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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