SAINT PAUL, MN - JANUARY 11: A fan holds up signs near the benches prior to the game between the Minnesota Wild and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Xcel Energy Center on January 11, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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