DETROIT - JANUARY 23: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings skates on the ice as teammate Henrik Zetterberg #40 celebrates with teammate Todd Bertuzzi #44 for his goal on Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings as teammates Sean O'Donnell #6, Matt Greene #2 and Michal Handzus #26 look on dejected during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on January 23, 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