CALGARY, AB - DECEMBER 27: Brandon Prust #33 shoots the puck on Curtis McElhinney #1 of the Calgary Flames during the warmup before the game against the Vancouver Canucks on December 27, 2009 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Terence Leung/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