SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 17: Torrey Mitchell #17 of the San Jose Sharks skates against Sheldon Brookbank #21 of the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL game at the HP Pavilion on December 17, 2009 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/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