EDMONTON, AB - JANUARY 20: Sam Gagner #89, Tom Gilbert #77 and Ethan Moreau #18 of the Edmonton Oilers celebrate a first-period goal against the Vancouver Canucks at Rexall Place on January 20, 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