COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 16: Columbus Blue Jackets fan Cameron Burkhart (C), 10-years-old, speaks with Columbus Blue Jackets Assistant Coach Claude Noel during warmups prior to the start of the game against the Chicago Blackhawks on January 16, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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