LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Dustin Brown #23 and Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings talk to each other during warm-ups prior to the game against the Phoenix Coyotes on December 10, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/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