GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 18: Matt Mendelsohn, an ice tech for the Phoenix Coyotes, helps get the ice surface ready before the Buffalo Sabres game on January 18, 2010 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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