LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 9: Jack Johnson #3 of the Los Angeles Kings walks to the ice prior to the game against the St. Louis Blues on January 9, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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