EDMONTON, CANADA - JANUARY 14: Meaghan Mikkelson (C) and Shannon Szabados (L), members of Team Canada in women's hockey at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, join Edmonton Oilers' head coach Pat Quinn at center ice with the Olympic torch before a game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Rexall Place on January 14, 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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