DETROIT - JANUARY 17: John Madden #11 of the Chicago Blackhawks watches teammate Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 as he skates around the defense of Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on January 17, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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