DENVER - DECEMBER 22: Pucks sit at the feet of a Colorado Avalanche player during warm-ups against the Anaheim Ducks at the Pepsi Center on December 22, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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