MONTREAL - JANUARY 7: Montreal Canadiens fans smiles after Glen Metropolit #15 of Montreal Canadiens gave a puck to them during the warm up before the NHL game against Florida Panthers on January 7, 2010 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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